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Sexual Health Issues

Sexually transmitted infections are common and anyone who is having sex can get them.

Not all infections have symptoms, so you or anyone you have sex with, could have an infection and not know about it.  That is why it is important to use condoms instead of taking a risk.

Although most infections can be quickly and easily treated if they are found early, some can cause long-term problems such as infertility in women if they are not treated early.

A routine sexual health check-up consists of tests for Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.  You may be offered some extra tests, for example hepatitis B, if necessary.  Some things affect the accuracy of the test results.  If you have had some types of antibiotics recently or if you had unprotected sex less than two weeks from testing, you may need to be re-tested later on.

Advice, testing and treatment is available at -

Lincolnshire Contraception and Sexual Health Services central booking line - 01522 539145 Monday - Thursday 8.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m., Friday - 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Positive Health (Lincolnshire) also has a 24 hour phone line offering general sexual health advice, information, signposting, and support.  Call 0800 252534 or link to their website on the right hand side of this page.

 

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