Any sexually active person may be at risk of catching a Sexually Transmitted Infection (commonly referred to as an STI). Some of these can be serious yet have little or no symptoms, and people with symptoms of one condition may also have other infections with no symptoms at all.
It is important to be aware of the risks and know the symptoms. Practicing Safe Sex and having screening for STIs even if you have no symptoms can help protect you and others.
STI screening is routinely available in Glen Easton Medical Centre. Details of what having an STI screen involves are given here Services are also available in Public clinics free of charge in St James's Hospital and The Mater Hospital
While on line and home testing services may seem discrete and convenient it is difficult to be confident in their quality and reliability.
Links to other useful and reliable information sources are given below.