If you’re worried you’ve got an STI, go for a check-up at a sexual health clinic as soon as you can.

STI symptoms

  • unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or anus
  • pain when peeing
  • lumps or skin growths around the genitals or anus
  • a rash
  • unusual vaginal bleeding
  • itchy genitals or anus
  • blisters and sores around the genitals or anus

Important

Don’t have sex, including oral sex, without a condom until you’ve had a check-up.

You can have an STI without knowing it and infect your partner during sex.

Go to a sexual health clinic if:

  • you have symptoms of an STI
  • a sexual partner has symptoms of an STI
  • you’re worried after having sex without a condom

Many STIs have no symptoms at all, like HIV. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.

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Common types of STI