Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

A STD is when one person passes on a disease to a sexual partner through sexual contact.

STDs are common and many people tend not to show symptoms – but this makes it harder for those with STDs to be treated.

Treating a STD is important to prevent serious health conditions being developed. Serious health conditions can be developed from contracting an STD, such as:

  • Cervical/testicular cancer
  • Repetitive flu-like symptoms
  • Pain during sexual activity
  • Tubal pregnancy
  • Loss of vision
  • Swelling around genital, anal and mouth areas
  • Death

There are multiple different STDs and they are all different. Click on each link to know more about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.