Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, it is passed from person to person through unprotected sex. A lot of people that have chlamydia may not have any symptoms. For people that experience symptoms they can include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Unusual discharge from the vagina
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bleeding after sex and bleeding between periods

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection, it is caused by bacteria. Gonorrhoea is passed between person to person by unprotected sex. If symptoms appear they normally appear around 1-14 days after being in contact with someone who is infected. Symptoms can include:

  • Unusual discharge
  • Pain when urinating
  • Rash around the genital area
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bleeding after sex and bleeding between periods

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection, it is caused by a parasite, it is transmitted form person to person by unprotected sex. Over Half of people don’t develop any symptoms but if they do they can include:

  • Abnormal vagina discharge
  • Itching or swelling around the vagina
  • Pain when urinating

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection which is transmitted by person to person through unprotected sex. Some people with Syphilis have no symptoms, if they have symptoms they include:

  • Small sores that appear on the vagina and anus area.
  • A blotchy red rash that can appear on the feet and hands
  • Small skin growths ( look similar to genital warts)
  • White patches in the mouth

Gardnerella

Gardnerella (Bacterial Vaginosis - BV) BV is a not a STI, it is a vaginal infection. Its main symptom is an unusual vaginal discharge which may have a strong fowl smell.

Genital warts

Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection which are passed between person to person through unprotected sex. Genital warts are flesh coloured lumps found on the genital area. They can sometime have a cauliflower like texture to them. They are normally painless but may cause irritation and itching.

Herpes

Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a virus called Herpes simplex virus. This virus can be spread from person to person from unprotected sex. Not everyone developes symptoms for herpes but when they do they include:

  • Painful blisters on the vaginas and anus area
  • Pain in the vagina
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Flu like symptoms

Symptoms can sometimes develop weeks, months or years after being in contacted with someone that has it.

Ureaplasma

Ureaplasma is a sexually transmitted infection which is is caused by bacteria. The infection is transmitted from person to person contact through unprotected sex. Its symptoms include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Unusual discharge or more discharge than normal

Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The STI can be transmit from person to person through unprotected sex. Mycoplasma does not always cause symptoms but when it does they can include:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Pain in pelvic area
  • Bleeding between periods

HIV

HIV is a sexually transmited infection caused by a virus. HIV is transmitted through unprotected sex with someone who isn’t been taking HIV treatments. His can also be transmitted though sharing needles or a HIV positive mother to her child. Symptoms of HIV include :

  • Flu like symptoms such as raised temperature, sore throat and boy rash
  • Tiredness
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Once the HIV developed more severe symptoms may develop such as :
  • Weight loss
  • Infections
  • Diarrhoea

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C, although unlikely can be considered a sexually transmitted infection. It is more likely to be transmitted though sharing needles, sharing toothbrush or mother to baby during birth. But it is possible to be trasnmited through unprotected sex. Symptoms include:

  • Flu like symptoms
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal pains
  • Loss of appetite
  • Being and feeling sick

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