Sexual Health

infection

Sexual Health

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) have no symptoms, or the symptoms take a long time to show. This means you could be passing infections on to other people without knowing it.

You can't tell by looking at someone (including yourself) whether they've got an infection, so it's important to get a check-up if you've had unprotected sex or think you might be at risk. You don’t need to have lots of sexual partners to get an infection. Safer sex involves using condoms or dams correctly every time you have sex. If you don’t use a condom or dam you are more at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection.

If you have symptoms or not, and would like STI screening then please go to Sexual Health Dorset or SH 24 to arrange testing. This can be done via post with self-testing.

If you would like to discuss your symptoms, then please make an appointment with a Doctor.

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 0300 1237123

Website: www.fpa.org.uk