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  Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections are passed from one person to another through

  • unprotected sex (sex without a condom)
  • sometimes through genital contact

You only have to have sex (including oral) once to catch one or more STIs.  Many STIs have no symptoms so you can't always tell if you or your partner are infected.

Please visit the NHS Choices website for more information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Worried about an STI?

You can be tested at either a Genito-Urinary Medicine (GU or GUM) clinic or the University of Nottingham Health Service (registered patients only).

UNHS offer two sexual health screening clinics which offer a different range of tests depending on your age, whether you have symptoms etc.

Please call reception to arrange an appointment

Clinic 1

  • under 25
  • no symptoms

Clinic 2

  • includes over 25s
  • symptoms such as soreness, rashes, lumps, unusual discharge or pain when you pee

FREE Cinema tickets!

Chlamydia is the most common STI in under 25s.  Untreated it can lead to infertility (unable to have children) in later life.

The good news is that you can be tested and treated very easily, plus get a free cinema ticket while stocks last!

Pick up a chlamydia kit at reception and get your free ticket for every one completed. Under 25s only.

It's a good idea to get tested for chlamydia annually or when you change your sexual partner.

Next time don't forget you can get FREE condoms by registering with the C-card scheme!

Useful websites

The NHS Choices website includes a wealth of information such as video stories, how to tell a partner, the sex myth buster and sexual health assessment tool

Visit the National Chlamydia Screening Programme website or the Nottingham website for more information