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Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

If you are concerned that you might have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) come and see us. The sooner you get it checked, the better. Below are the common symptoms of STIs to look out for.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed STI but most people who catch it don’t get any symptoms.  We have a very successful screening programme in Milton Keynes.  Click here for more information: NHS Choices – Chlamydia

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoea.  It used to be known as ‘The Clap’.  There is an increasing rate of Gonorrhoea infection locally.   Click here for more information: NHS Choices – Gonorrheoa

Genital Warts

Genital warts are small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around the genital or anal area.  Genital warts are the second most common infection seen at the Milton Keynes Sexual Health Clinic.  Click here for more information: NHS Choices – Genital Warts

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).  It causes painful blisters on the genital and surrounding areas.  Click here for more information: NHS Choices – Genital Herpes

Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that’s usually caught by having sex with someone who’s infected.  Rates of Syphilis are increasing locally in Milton Keynes.  Click here for more information:  NHS Choices – Syphilis

HIV

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system and weakens your ability to fight infections and disease.  Milton Keynes has a high number of people being diagnosed with HIV at a late stage after treatment should have been started.  That’s why it is important to get tested through our many venues in Milton Keynes.  You may not know until you test as it is commonly present without symptoms.  Click here for more information: NHS Choices – HIV

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) this may be present with or without symptoms and this test is only available for women, however, a partner will require treatment also.  Click here for more information:  NHS Choices – Trichomonas

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection that may affect the pubic skin.  Click here for more information: NHS Choices – Molluscum Contagiosum

Non Specific Urethritis

Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body).  This inflammation of the tip of the tube of the penis is treated as a sexually transmitted infection although there may be other causes not always due to infection.  Click here for more information: NHS Choices – Non Specific Urethritis

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver.  It’s usually the result of a viral infection or damage caused by drinking alcohol.  Hepatitis may be contracted through sexual contact, sharing injecting equipment or be contracted at birth or in childhood.  Your risk will be discussed with you and you may be offered vaccinations to protect you from contracting Hepatitis in the future.  Click here for more information – NHS Choices – Hepatitis

Pubic Lice

Pubic lice are tiny parasitic insects that live on coarse human body hair (such as pubic hair).  Pubic lice usually presents with itching in the pubic hair. Click here for more information – NHS Choices – Pubic Lice

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