Gonorrhoea »

… the end of the penis.

Women :

Most women have no symptoms with gonorrhoea in the urethra or cervix (neck of the womb); but some may notice a vaginal discharge, or discomfort when passing urine.

Men and Women

Gonorrhoea in the rectum ( anal passage) often shows no signs; but can cause constipation, pain around the anus, blood or discharge with bowel movements.

There are usually no signs of gonorrhoea in the throat.

Where can I get the test?

If you or your partner are …

Chlamydia »

… having a Genital examination, the test can also be taken on a fine cotton-tipped swab from the Cervix (neck of the womb). Cervical smear tests, which women have regularly (throughout their Reproductive years) are taken to check for precancerous changes – BUT chlamydia testing is not part of this test.

Can Chlamydia be treated?

The good news is that chlamydia is usually easy to treat with an antibiotic. As with other infections treatment is most effective when the full …


… or loop into the opening of the penis. For women the procedure involves taking samples from the cervix and vagina. It is very similar to having a cervical smear.

How is Chlamydia or NSU treated?

Antibiotics usually cure the problem if you are treated early. It is very important to follow instructions carefully and not have sex again until both you and your partner are cured. However, there is still a risk that you will get infected again. Sometimes the clinic will suggest you …

Going on Holiday? »

… infertility.

Gonorrhoea (bacteria) – affects the urethra, rectum, throat or cervix.  If symptoms occur, they may include abdominal pain, sore throats and discharge.  Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics but in women can lead to infertility if left untreated.

Genital Warts – symptoms may include small growths around the genitals that can be treated but can recur.

Syphilis – early symptoms may include painless sores followed by a skin rash.  …

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) »

… be passed on during sex, for example chlamydia and gonorrhoea. When bacteria gets through the cervix (the neck of the womb), Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can sometimes occur. A thick layer of mucous usually protects against infection entering the cervix.

Some procedures involve opening the cervix, for example having an intrauterine contraceptive (the coil) fitted or having a minor gynaecological operation. This can make women more prone to Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), …

Genital Warts »

… the opening of the vagina and around the anus. They sometimes grow inside the vagina and on the cervix (the neck of the womb).

In men, genital warts may grow on the genital skin and around the anus (back passage).

How are the warts passed on?

The virus can be passed by skin-to-skin contact  (usually sex ) with a partner who has the genital wart virus. A person does not need to have visible genital warts to pass the virus on to someone else. If you have sex with someone who has …

Women’s Issues »

… in women with damaged immune systems.

Cervical pre-cancers are changes to cells in the cervix, which, if left untreated, would become cancerous. Cervical cancer is a preventable condition and when diagnosed early can be cured. In HIV positive women, pre-cancers are much more common than in HIV negative women but do not necessarily develop into cervical cancer. It is possible to detect cellular abnormalities in the cervix by regular smear tests.

Taking therapy during …