A lot of people (70%) don't have any symptoms but those who do might experience one or more of the following:
Testing is via a urine sample or occasionally for women a swab to collect a sample of cells. This takes a few seconds and is not painful.
Most STIs can be treated with antibiotics and it is important to complete the course. Staff will explain your treatment and how to avoid getting infected again. Itís important to tell a member of staff if you think you might be pregnant as this could affect the type of antibiotic given. Remember, using condoms every time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex will really reduce the risk of getting or passing on STIs. Condoms can be used for anal, oral and vaginal sex. Although not specifically made for anal and vaginal sex, flavoured condoms can be used for anal and vaginal sex if they are the only condom you have.
As with all STIs, itís always best to protect yourself and others by using a condom. It is also best to avoid sharing sex toys but if you do, wash them or cover them with a new condom before use by anyone else. Remember, you can get free condoms in any sexual health clinic.