Educating yourself on safe sex practice and common STI symptoms means you can be confident in your sexual health.
If you suspect you have an STI, you should go directly to a sexual health clinic. If you go to your GP, they will likely refer you there anyway.
Usually, you can drop into a sexual health clinic without an appointment and can get tested, find out results and get free treatment much quicker than through your GP.
Signs you may have an STI
- Unusual discharge from the penis, vagina or anus.
- Pain when urinating.
- Lumps or skin growths around the genitals or anus.
- Itchy, blistered areas, or sores, around the genitals or anus.