Protect Against STI’s
Whether you’re a Fresher student or you are going back to university, Freshers’ week is an exciting time and being away from home can bring a certain sense of freedom.
Few students go through university without facing a health problem or two.
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection among young people. It often has no symptoms and, if left untreated, can lead to infertility in women.
Other common STIs among students include genital warts, genital herpes and gonorrhoea. HIV infection is less common, but does happen so there’s no room for complacency. Get informed about how to protect yourself.
If you have unprotected sex you could be at risk, which is why testing is so important (as well as easy and confidential). bSHaW Sexual Health Clinics provide a range of services including contraception, emergency contraception, Chlamydia testing, STI testing and treatment, condoms, pregnancy testing and sexual health advice. Find your nearest bSHaW Clinic here
The last thing you need is an illness that seriously harms your study or social life, so take a look at our list of potential student health problems and ways to avoid them. 5 avoidable health threats every students should know about