Discover advice and treatments for STIs.
Chlamydia often presents no symptoms (especially for women). The only way to confirm whether or not you are infected is to have a urine or swab test analysed by a health professional.
If left untreated, the infection can lead to serious health problems and cause permanent damage, including infertility.
Thankfully, a simple course of antibiotics is usually enough to cure most people. Generally, Doxycycline is prescribed as a first-line treatment, and Azithromycin as second-line.
Genital warts is characterised by the appearance of small, fleshy lumps (warts) around the genital area.
These are usually painless and do not pose a serious health risk. However, they are still unpleasant and contagious.
The warts themselves can be treated with cream or lotion.
Genital herpes is an STI that commonly results in blisters and rashes around the genital area.
Sadly, it cannot be cured. However, there are medications available to help treat and prevent the symptoms from returning.
Please note, genital herpes is always contagious, even if you are not suffering visible symptoms.
First outbreaks are often treated with Aciclovir. For future outbreaks, Valtrex and Famvir can be used as well as Aciclovir.