I think I have caught something!

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are very common.

They are passed on through vaginal, anal and oral sex or through skin to skin contact with someone who is already infected.

If you have had sex without a condom and think you may have picked up an STI, it is important to get tested and treated even if you have no symptoms.

Most STIs are easily tested for and treated at your local Sexual Health Clinic at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Whilst there isn't a cure for HIV and for Herpes, the sexual health clinics can offer testing, advice, and ongoing treatments.

Although most STIs have no clear symptoms, some do and the warning signs might be:

  • Pain when you pee
  • Unusual discharge from your vagina or penis
  • Rashes or sore around your anus, vagina or penis
  • Flu like symptons after unprotected sex.