Early detection can help to successfully treat STIs
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be passed through sexual activity and sometimes during childbirth.
When STIs are treated early, you can prevent many of the negative outcomes of STIs, including infertility in both men and women. Testing and treatment is important for sexually active people and for pregnant women.
There are many different types of STIs. Some of these have symptoms, while others don’t. Some symptoms may take longer to appear. If you have an STI but have no symptoms, you could still pass the STI on to other sexual partners.
Types of test
Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea usually requires only a urine sample or a self-taken swab for a woman.
Testing for HIV and syphilis needs a blood sample. Tests for herpes aren't usually done unless you have sores on your genitals or anus. In this case, a swab will be taken from a sore.
If you're ever in doubt that you may have a sexually transmitted infection, it's always best to book and take a test just to make sure.
You can get HIV/STI screening services at all our centres
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