Sexually transmitted infections
For some STIs the symptoms may be obvious and may include some of the following rashes and itchiness around the genital area, a smelly or unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, or pain when going to the toilet to name but a few but many STIs do not have symptoms, so you might not realise if you have been infected.
STIs are infections passed on through oral, vaginal and anal sex.
It is also possible to catch some of these infections through genital contact and through sharing sex toys that have not been washed or covered with a condom.
We test for
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Genital Warts
- Genital Herpes
- Pubic Lice
- Non-specific urethritis
(We also test for Thrush (candida infections) and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), however neither are STIs)
Untreated STIs can cause damage to your health and you may pass them on to someone else.
If you think that you may have an infection or have put yourself at risk, then the best way to get the right diagnosis and treatment is to go to your local sexual health clinic.
If in doubt …. Get tested!