The NHS provides free sexual health services to everyone. It is completely confidential. You do not have to provide your real name or you’re the details of your GP. The information is treated confidentially, even if you are under 16 years old.
You should have an STI test after each new sexual partner. This may sound like you’re being too careful, but many STIs can remain symptomless in people for a long time. If unchecked, you put yourself at risk of infertility and complications with your genitals.
Sexual health services and advice are available through your GP, family planning clinic, sexual health clinic and many more. To find out which is the best service for you, call NHS 111 for advice.
Sam Fitzpatrick Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.
Milad Rouf Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.