Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacteria that is passed from one person to another through sex.


Epididymo-orchitis is the inflammation of the epididymis and testicles.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).


Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver. It can be diagnosed by a blood test

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection affecting the liver.


Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).


HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) affects the immune system and can be tested with a rapid finger prick test.

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted infection caused by certain types of chlamydia bacteria

Molluscum contagiosum (MC)

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral skin infection.

Non-specific urethritis (NSU)

NSU is a term for inflammation (irritation) of the urethra (wee-pipe) of the penis when the cause isn’t known.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Most cases of pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by an infection in the vagina or the neck of the womb (cervix) that has spread to the reproductive organs higher up.

Pubic lice (crabs)

Pubic lice are tiny parasitic insects that live in coarse body hair, such as pubic hair.


Scabies is caused by tiny parasitic mites that can be passed from one person to another by close body contact or sexual contact.


Syphilis can be passed from one person to another during sex and by direct skin contact.


Thrush is a very common condition caused by yeast which lives harmlessly in the vagina.

Trichomonas vaginalis (TV)

Trichomonas vaginalis is a tiny parasite which is transmitted sexually.


BV is not a sexually transmitted infection, but it can cause an increase in unpleasant smelling vaginal discharge.