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