Sexually transmitted infections are very common, the most common being chlamydia, genital warts and genital herpes.  If you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection you should visit your local sexual health clinic for a screening test.

Although it is very common to receive a diagnosis, some people can find this distressing, and can benefit from support with adjusting / coming to terms with the diagnosis.

Some further information about sexually transmitted infections can be found below:

What are sexually transmitted infections?

NHS information on sexually transmitted infections

Some further information about coping with genital herpes can be found below:

What is genital herpes?

Information for partners about genital herpes

Herpes Association