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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)


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Symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) can include unusual discharge, pain when peeing, and lumps around the genitals or bottom (anus).

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be diagnosed by examining your genitals and testing your pee, blood or some cells from your genitals.

Different sexually transmitted infections (STIs) need different treatments, often with antibiotics. Do not have sex until you've finished treatment.

There are different types of sexually transmitted infection (STI), including chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed to others through sex or sexual contact. They can usually be treated at sexual health clinics.

Page last reviewed: 13/05/2024
Next review due: 13/05/2027