Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing


STIs are infections that are passed between people during sexual activity. You can catch an STI through:

  • Vaginal sex
  • Anal sex
  • Oral sex

Some STIs have no symptoms, but if left untreated, can lead to more serious health problems like infertility. Other STIs do have symptoms such as:

  • Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina – which may have an unpleasant smell
  • itches
  • rashes
  • lumps or blisters around the genitals or anus
  • pain when passing urine
  • pain and/ or bleeding after sex
  • pain in the testicles or lower tummy

Most STIs can be treated and cured – especially when caught early enough. Get tested, Take control.

You can get tested and treated for STIs in complete confidence at the following places, whatever your age, including under-16s. Click the links for further info:

Axess Sexual Health clinics (Royal Liverpool Hospital and axess at the beat, Liverpool City Centre) 

Testing and treatment for all STIs, all ages.
Rapid HIV testing service available (result in 20 minutes).

Student Health Centre

Drop-in service providing testing and treatment for most STIs.

Community Specialist HIV Nursing Service

Free HIV testing for all ages, at Hartington Road Clinic.

Click on the following links for more information on STIs:


Genital Warts, Gonorrhoea & Herpes