Sexually Transmitted Infections

We provide tests for sexually transmitted infections and related conditions as well as advice about prevention and treatment. This includes treatment and care of people with HIV infection (‘anti-retroviral therapy’). Come to a clinic if you would like a test, have symptoms (i.e. you've noticed something wrong) or have concerns that you would like to discuss with our friendly and experienced staff.

For a free, confidential test for sexually transmitted infections, you can request a kit in the post or visit a clinic at one of our sites (click for clinic times).

To request a postal testing kit, please click here

Having unprotected sex with a partner means that you run a risk of picking up an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection).

STIs include:

STIs are passed on between partners when they have sex. You may be unaware that the person you have sex with has an STI as there are often no signs that you can see. This also means that you can get an STI without even knowing it as no-one is immune.

Warning signs to look out for:

  • Rashes
  • Sores
  • An unusual discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Itchiness
  • Blisters
  • Pain in the genital area
  • A burning sensation when you pass urine (pee) or have sex; and urinating (peeing) more than usual.

If you think you may have an STI, it is important that you seek help immediately. Ensure that you don’t risk passing the virus on to anyone else.

Always use a condom to protect yourself.


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