Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't have obvious symptoms and the only way to know is to get tested. Anyone who has sex (oral or anal), regardless of gender, age or sexual orientation, can have an STI.
If you are sexually active it is a good idea to get a sexual health check up every 6 months or more often if you’ve had sex without using a condom.
Most STIs can be easily tested through a urine sample, a swab, or in some cases a blood test, and can be easily treated.
Confidential HIV testing is also available at the Steve Retson Project. The most common way to get HIV is from having sex without a condom. It can also be passed on from direct blood to blood contact.
Steve Retson Project is a specialist service where gay and bisexual men and all men who have sex with men can access free and confidential sexual health services and you can make an appointment without attending your GP.
The Steve Retson Project clinics provide a wide range of accessible sexual and emotional health services that are supportive, non-judgmental and sensitive to your needs.
The Steve Retson Project clinics provide:
Planning ahead and taking control will give you the benefit of knowing that whatever else is going on in 2017, you’ll be taking care of your sexual health.Read More