As life begins to get back to normal, more and more people are able to meet up again and of course dating can resume. This also means that another type of infection could well be on the rise – STIs.
There are many types of STIs – Sexually transmitted infections – and they can have lots of different symptoms to look out for. If you are worried that you have come into contact sexually with someone who has one, or you have symptoms, you can order one of these Home STI Kits London https://www.checkurself.org.uk/order-a-test-kit/ to test yourself, or visit your doctor who will be able to refer you to a sexual health clinic in your area.
It is important to get checked out as soon as possible because although most STIs can be easily treated, if left they can cause long term problems such as infertility in women.
These are the most common STIs to look out for in the UK…
Chlamydia – This is the most common and it is caused by a type of bacteria. It can be symptomless in some people, so if you find that you have it it is particularly important to contact past sexual partners to let them know.
Gonorrhoea – This is also caused by a type of bacteria, and symptoms include a yellow and thick discharge and in women, bleeding in between periods.
Genital Warts – This is a viral STI and it is one of the easiest ones to spot as you will notice the warts appear around the genital area.