Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are very common – so it’s wise to be well-informed and proactive about sexual health. Many STIs can be silent- in women, Chlamydia may present with abnormal vaginal discharge, unscheduled vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain, but sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Unfortunately, even silent Chlamydia infection can cause problems- such as scarring of the fallopian tubes, leading to fertility issues in the future. Genital Herpes is thought to be carried by 1 in 8 adults, though the majority of these carriers are unaware they have it. However, they can still transmit it to others. People who are sexually active should consider regular STI screening- obviously the more partners one has, the more often check ups are required. STI screening will usually involve a urine test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, and a blood test for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Syphilis. At Qoctor we will soon be providing online prescriptions for Chlamydia and Genital Herpes. For more information on STIs, browse our library below.