An STI can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can get or pass on an STI whoever you're having sex with.
- 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
Important: 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.
More information on common types of STI
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) http://lincolnshirehealthyfamilies.nhs.uk/sexualhealth/hiv/
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) http://lincolnshirehealthyfamilies.nhs.uk/sexualhealth/sexually-transmitted-infections/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-pid/
Non-Specific Urethritis (NSU) http://lincolnshirehealthyfamilies.nhs.uk/sexualhealth/sexually-transmitted-infections/non-specific-urethritis-nsu/
University of Lincoln Students’ Union Advice Centre: 01522537000 [email protected]
University of Lincoln Health Centre: 01522 870010
University of Lincoln Health Centre free GUM clinic and contraception sessions, including implants, every Wednesday 2-6pm: call 01522 309309 and ask for a ‘Lincoln University Health Centre session’
Lincolnshire Sexual Health Service (Central Booking Line): 01522 309309 or click here.
Sexual Health Advice Positive Health (Lincs): 0800 252534 (Positive Health is a Lincoln based charity whose aim is to provide confidential information and support to people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS).
Sexual Assault Referral Centre: 01522 524402
Lincolnshire Rape Crisis: 0800 33 4 55 00 Tuesday 6pm to 9pm, Wednesday 2pm to 4pm or email: [email protected]
Chlamydia screening (15-24 year olds): Text or call 07879 630619