Sexually Transmitted Infections often referred to as STIs, are infections passed on through sex or close physical contact. They can affect men and women regardless of their sexual or gender identity and can affect people of any age. They can cause anxiety and stress but they are all treatable and many are completely curable with antibiotics. If you think you may have an STI, it is better to know sooner rather than later and take action to get them treated. This can avoid problems later on, as well as the risk of passing the infection on to someone else.
HIV stands for ‘Human Immunodeficiency Virus’. ‘Immunodeficiency’ is a word that describes how the HIV virus weakens a person’s immune system; this is the part of the body that fights off illnesses like colds and flu. Like all STIs it is better to know sooner rather than later. There are now excellent treatments enabling someone who has contracted HIV to live a healthy life.
Within the pages of this site you will find infomation about various STIs and where you can get obtain free tests and treatements.