People who are sexually active can get sexually transmitted infections. Not all infections have symptoms. So you or anyone you have sex with could have an infection and not know about it. That’s why it’s important to use condoms. For more information on condoms and where to get them for free see the contraception section below.
Although most infections can be quickly and easily treated if they are found early, some can cause long-term problems such as infertility in women if they are not treated early.
A routine sexual health check-up consists of tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis. You may be offered some extra tests, for example hepatitis B, if necessary.
For more information about STIs or getting screened see Sexual Health North Lincolnshire