Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

Sexually transmitted infections are nothing new; some such as syphilis have been around for hundreds of years.

Sexually transmitted infections can be passed on through unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex and through sharing sex toys. The best way to reduce the risk of catching an STI is by always using a condom or a dental dam

Anyone regardless of age, sexuality, gender can catch a sexually transmitted infection (STI). If you think you have an STI the only way to find out is to have a test. All tests are FREE.

What to do if I am worried?

If you have symptoms and are worried about one of the above infections (or any other sexually transmitted infection) it is always best to go to a Sexual Medicine Clinic.

For more information visit:

http://www.manchestersexualhealth.org/

http://www.uhsm.nhs.uk/patients/Pages/SexualHealth.aspx

However, if you have no symptoms and want a routine check you can go to a FRESH clinic, GUM clinic and most GP services.