What To Do If… I think I have something?

If you are concerned that there is a chance that you have an STI, or if you notice any symptoms of an STI, it is important to:

Get Tested

Getting tested regularly will help you know for sure if you have an STI even if you do not have symptoms. If you do have an STI, you can get treated right away. Getting tested is the only sure way of knowing if you have an STI or not. Find out where you can get tested.

Get treatment

If you have an STI you will be given medication to treat it. It is important to take all of the medication to make sure that the STI is treated properly. While taking the medication, it important that you and your partner(s) do not have sex until each of you finishes taking all of the medication.

Talk to someone who knows about STIs

Sometimes people will worry so much about having an STI that it interferes with their daily life. For example, you may have trouble sleeping or you can’t stop thinking about having an STI. Some people have found that it can be helpful to talk to someone who is knowledgeable about sexual health. Check out our support and services section for help near you.

Tests: what you need to know