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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Chlamydia
    School nurses offer chlamydia screening to young people who we know are sexually active. As a service we advise that all sexually active young people are screened for chlamydia annually, however should the sex be unprotected, and with different partners, we would encourage for this to be more frequent.  The chlamydia screen is a urine sample test for males and females, or a self-taken swab for females only. This is then sent off to an external service to interpret. You will then be informed of the result via a text message from the external service. Confidentiality continues to apply as stated on the sexual health page. Statistics show that chlamydia is the most common STI amongst young people, and young people are most susceptible to it, therefore we do encourage this service.

    If you would like to order your own chlamydia screening kit and you are aged between 15-24 years this can be ordered via Your Sexual Health Matters. This kit will then be posted to your home.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Genital Herpes
    Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which is the same virus that causes cold sores.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Genital Warts
    Genital warts are small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around your genital or anal area. They're caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are the second most common STI in the UK.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Gonorrhea
    Gonorrhea is a bacterial STI easily passed on during sex. About 50% of women and 10% of men don't experience any symptoms and are unaware they're infected.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis B is very infectious (it’s 100 times more infectious than HIV) and is very easily transmitted through unprotected sex or by sharing needles to inject drugs. Most people who contract hepatitis B don’t have symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they can appear one to six months after coming into contact with the virus.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    HIV
    HIV is most commonly passed on through unprotected sex. It can also be transmitted by coming into contact with infected blood – for example, sharing needles to inject drugs or steroids.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Molluscum Contagiosum
    Molluscum contagiosum is a common and generally harmless viral infection of the skin. It’s caught by direct contact with the skin and is most common in children and young adults, although it can occur at any age.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Pubic lice
    Pubic lice, sometimes known as crabs, are easily passed to others through close genital contact. They're usually found in pubic hair but can live in underarm hair, body hair, beards and, occasionally, eyebrows or eyelashes.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Scabies
    Scabies is caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin. It can be passed on through close body or sexual contact, or from infected clothing, bedding or towels.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Syphilis
    Syphilis is a bacterial infection that causes a painless, but highly infectious, sore on your genitals in the early stages. The sore can last up to six weeks before disappearing.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters

    Trichomoniasis
    Trichomoniasis is an STI caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas vaginalis (TV). It can be easily passed on through sex and most people don't know they're infected.
    For further info please see: Your Sexual Health Matters