A walk-in clinic to help people prepare for a safe and sexually transmitted infection free summer is running at the Royal United Hospital’s Sexual Health Service this weekend.
The free walk-in session, on Saturday 1st June at the Riverside Clinic in Bath, between 9.15am – 12.00pm, is for anyone aged 18 or over who would like a general pre-summer STI check-up.
Dr Kate Horn, Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, said: “Our walk-in sessions are for those with no symptoms that would just like a routine check-up and some peace of mind.
“It’s free, quick and very straightforward. Our team are all very friendly, non-judgemental and easy to talk to.”
Not everybody with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) shows signs or symptoms of the infection. If left untreated, STIs may result in serious and difficult-to-treat complications.
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI diagnosed in England (accounting for 46.1% of all STIs diagnosed in 2015).
About 70% of infected females and 50% of males will not have any obvious signs or symptoms or they may be so mild they are not noticed.