STIs (sexually transmitted infections)

Genital herpes: Marian's story

Marian contracted herpes from her boyfriend. She talks about the symptoms, how it can be treated, and the issue of discussing herpes with your partner.

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Media last reviewed: 16/03/2013

Next review due: 16/03/2015

Genital warts

Dermatologist Dr Rhonda Mays explains the causes and symptoms of genital warts, how to avoid passing them on to others and what treatment options are available.

Media last reviewed: 23/04/2014

Next review due: 23/04/2016

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Media last reviewed: 03/01/2013

Next review due: 03/01/2015

Sex myth buster

Test your knowledge of sex-related risks and find out about sex in general. Can you tell fact from fiction?

Sex myth buster

Need help now?

Where to get sexual health help urgently, including advice following unprotected sex and sexual assault

Talking about sex

How to talk about sex to your partner, teen or younger child, and why it's important.

Sex and young people

Answers to sex FAQs, including saying no, what to do if a condom splits, being gay and more

Focus on chlamydia

Where to get a test for chlamydia and how to treat the most common STI among young people