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Worried, concerned or have questions about sexually transmitted infections?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through sex or genital contact. STIs can affect people of any age and they can affect both men and women.

Many people found to have an STI have no symptoms at all.  Other people may have some of the following symptoms:

  • A smelly, itchy or unusual discharge from the penis, vagina or bottom
  • Pain when going to the toilet to pass urine
  • Pain when having sex
  • Lumps, sores and growths around the genitals or in and around the bottom
  • Skin rashes around the genitals

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital