Think you have an STI?
Some infections can pass to another person through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, by genital contact. Infections spread in this way are known as sexually transmitted infections.
Safer sex involves using condoms correctly every time you have sex. If you don’t use a condom you are more at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection. There are male and female condoms. You don’t need to have lots of sexual partners to get an infection.
Most sexually transmitted infections can be treated and it is usually best if treatment is started as soon as possible.
If you experience any of the following you should seek advice:
• unusual discharge from the vagina
• discharge from the penis
• pain or burning when you pass urine
• itches, rashes, lumps or blisters around the genitals or anus
• pain and/or bleeding during sex
• bleeding between periods (including women who are using hormonal contraception)
• bleeding after sex
• pain in the testicles
• pain in the lower abdomen
• often there are no symptoms with Chlamydia
If you have had sex without using a condom you are at risk.
You can get checked out at the Sexual Health Service.
The service is confidential.
Sexual Health Clinics
The sexual health clinics in Wrexham are the Info Shop and the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The Info Shop provides young people aged 25 and under with sexual health advice on a drop in basis. They offer different contraception such as the condoms, pill, injection and the implant; the Info Shop does not test for sexually transmitted infections but we can provide information. They also offer Pregnancy testing just speak to a member of staff.
Wrexham Maelor Hospital provides a range of services from cervical smears, pregnancy testing to the different contraception available. The hospital also provide full testing for sexually transmitted infections which may mean you have to provide a urine sample, have a bloody test or have a swab taken. It is not a drop in as certain clinics are run on certain days so please make an appointment.
Appointments can be booked for removal / insert of implant.
Sexual Health Clinics Wales timetable
If you would like more information on this topic or you have questions please call into the INFO Shop or contact us on 01978 295600 / Instant message. If you leave us a message we will get back to you as soon as we can.