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how do i get tested for sexually transmitted diseases

How do I get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections passed between two people by sexual activity, such as oral sex or vaginal intercourse.  STIs often don’t have any symptoms in the first few weeks of infections, which can result in them being spread to others more easily.  Bacterial STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhoea and …

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What is an STI?

STIs are sexually transmitted infections passed between people through genital contact or unprotected sex. They are also sometimes called STDs – sexually transmitted diseases.  Recognising the symptoms of STIs as early as possible is crucial so you can get treated as quickly as possible. This article will look at the most common STI symptoms, the most common …

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difference between gonorrhoea and chlamydia

What’s the difference between gonorrhoea and chlamyida?

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are two are the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the UK. You may know them as “the clam” and “the clap”.    Both chlamydia and gonorrhoea commonly don’t present any symptoms in either men or women, so you should regularly test for STDs if you are sexually active just to be safe.    If …

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what is chlamydia

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – especially amongst people aged 25 or under.  It is also one of the easiest STDs to treat and cure. But, many people don’t realise they have chlamydia as they don’t get any noticeable symptoms.  If chlamydia is left untreated, it can lead to complications …

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