Sexually Transmitted Infections can cause a range of symptoms, the most common being:
-pain passing urine
-discharge from the end of the penis or rectum
-change in vaginal discharge
-bleeding between periods or after sex
-abdominal, rectal or testicular pain
-painful or persistent genital ulcers
-genital skin lumps or rash
Recently acquired HIV or Syphilis can present with a ‘viral illness’ e.g. sore throat, fever, rash, headache.
Many people with a Sexually Transmitted Infection do not have any symptoms. It is therefore advisable to be screen for the most common/potentially serious infections before starting a sexual relationship with a new partner. If you are someone who changes partner regularly, screening every 3 to 6 months, even if you don’t have any symptoms is generally recommended.
In England, it is recommended that all people aged under 25 who have had sex have a screen for Chlamydia annually.
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Opening times for Department of Sexual Health, Salisbury District Hospital (GUM)
- Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
- Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:30
- Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
- Thursday: 09:00 - 17:30
- Friday: 09:00 - 12:00
- Saturday: CLOSED
- Sunday: CLOSED
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