Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

Anyone who has unprotected sex can get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI); and you donít need to have had lots of partners.

Many STIs can be easily treated but if you donít get them checked and treated quickly then STIs can be painful and can cause permanent long-term health problems.

Some STIs have no symptoms but if you experience any of the following you should definitely seek advice:

  • Unusual discharge from the vagina
  • Unusual discharge from the penis
  • Pain or burning when you pass urine
  • Itches, rashes, lumps, blisters or ulcers (cuts) around the genitals or anus
  • Pain and/or bleeding during sex
  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Pain in the testicles or lower abdomen

If you have any of these symptoms, have had unprotected sex or, have been told (or suspect) that a sexual partner has a sexual infection you can visit:

Advice and information is free and confidential. To protect yourself from unintended pregnancy and any Sexually Transmitted Infection always use a condom!

To find out what happens when you attend a sexual health screening click on The Examination