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Sexual health : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Syphilis symptoms: When to visit the doctor Woman attending a GP appointmentSyphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The infectious agent responsible is Treponema pallidum, a type of bacterium. Anyone who comes into direct contact with the bacteria via an open sore,...
  • Chlamydia treatment: why is it important? Stressed man and woman in bedChlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis – in fact, it is the most common STI in the UK. If you think you might be infected it is important...
  • Turning the tide on the STD epidemic Male female sexual healthThere is such a range of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) that anyone having unprotected sex with one new partner per annum is guaranteed to catch an...
  • Finding a sexual health clinic Finding a sexual health clinicA sexual health clinic covers all areas of sexual health and sexual diseases. They differ from family planning clinics in that they deal with more than just contraception and family planning. Sexual...
  • Are HIV test results reliable? Male female sexual healthHIV stands for 'Human Immunodeficiency Virus' and is a virus that can be caught by having unprotected sex, sharing needles or other equipment for drug use, by having direct contact with an infected...