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If you would like to talk to someone about a sexual health issue, you can call the national sexual health helpline free on 0300 123 7123. Your call will be treated with sensitivity and in strict confidence. The Sexual Health Helpline is open from 9am-8pm, Monday-Friday. Read more here

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

Testing & treatment

STIs can be caught through unprotected sex. That is sex without a condom. Some STIs can also be caught through close touch at the infected area for example with someone who has genital herpes or warts. STIs can also be passed on by sharing sex toys. Some STIs are very common and easy to treat. To find out if you are at risk of catching an STI or would like more information of the signs and symptoms please click on the links below:

NHS Choices

Family Planning Association


If you think you may be at risk, you can also visit a local sexual health service – to find the nearest clinic please click here.  

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