People under 25 experience the highest STI diagnosis rates in the UK
Are you Getting Some? Get Tested!
Young people aged 15-24 experience the highest STI diagnosis rates in the UK. STI diagnoses in this group are six times as high in women and twice as high in men when compared to those aged 25 to 59.
Most STIs have no symptoms, which means you need to get tested to be sure. Public Health England recommends that sexually active people under 25 get tested every year, and on change of sexual partner.
If you’re Getting Some, Get Tested! #GettingSomeGetTested
Getting Tested Is No Big Deal
Getting tested for STIs is much simpler than you may think.
If detected early, many STIs are easily treatable. If left untreated, STIs can recur, and may lead to infertility or other diseases and complications. Since most STIs don’t show symptoms, the only way to know is to get tested.
What do you need to know about STIs and testing?
STI testing is:
QUICK & EASY
STI testing involves a quick swab, urine test, or blood test.
Only you and your GP or nurse will know your results, and it’s up to you if you want to notify your sexual partners so they can also get tested.
Common STIs like chlamydia or gonorrhoea can be treated with antibiotics.
THERE’S NO WAY TO FAIL
Testing positive for an STI is just the first step towards treating it. And with common STIs, like chlamydia or gonorrhoea, antibiotics can usually do the job.
Testing is free at your local sexual health clinic or GP surgery – find out where to get tested using our clinic locator below.
Why Get Tested?
You can contract an STI no matter how you’re getting some. Yup, vaginal, oral or anal sex – even just touching an infected area can spread STIs.
No matter how you’re Getting Some, Get Tested!
Chlamydia is the most
commonly diagnosed STI
in the UK (4.5 times more
common than gonorrhoea)
of chlamydia diagnoses
occur amongst heterosexual
young people aged 15-24
of under 25s
have NEVER been
tested for an STI
Find out where to get tested
Most STIs have no symptoms, which means you need to get tested to be sure. Public Health England recommends that sexually active people under 25 get tested every year, when you have sex with someone new.
Enter your postcode to find your nearest clinic to get tested.
About STIs and testing
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