Sexually Transmitted Infections

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We treat a wide range of sexually transmitted infections, at Trafalgar Clinic. Here you can find out more about the symptoms and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, such as:

Gential Warts

Chlamydia

Gonorrhoea

Herpes

Syphilis

 

Gential Warts

Genital warts are the most common sexual infection and they are caused by a virus that many of us will have had without even knowing it. Genital warts are pretty harmless and are usually treated because they don't look nice rather than for a person's health. Treatment is generally easy, they can be frozen in the clinic or we can give you a cream to apply yourself at home.

Did you know?
Condoms don't give great protection against catching the wart virus.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexual infection. It usually causes no symptoms in women and often none in men either. Chlamydia can usually be treated with a single dose antibiotic. However, if the infection is not properly treated it can cause infertility women and lead to eptopic pregnancy

Did you know?
If your partner has chlamydia, there's a good chance you have it too - you need to be tested and treated to make sure you don't pass it back to each other.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhea is very easy to catch. The infection often causes no symptoms in women. Men often get a sticky discharge from their penis. The infection is easy to treat, usually with a single dose antibiotic.

Did you know?
You can catch gonorrhoea if someone gives you oral sex and they are carrying the infection in the back of their throat

Herpes

Herpes is relatively easy to catch as it can be transmitted  from oral sex if the person performing it has a cold sore. The infection causes blisters and sores on the skin of the penis, vagina or round the anus. Although herpes is not particularly dangerous, it is usually painful and irritating. As it is a virus, antibiotics cannot help treat herpes, but if treatment is necessary, you may be given an antiviral cream to apply to the affected area or antiviral tablets.

Did you know?
The average person with herpes gets 2-3 outbreaks per year, but these are usually mild and don't need any treatment.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection and it is more common in men who have sex with other men, although it can be transmittedduring vaginal, anal or oral sex. The infection can cause a rash over the body - especially on your palms and the soles of your feet. Syphilis can be treated by an antibiotic injection but, if left untreated, it can cause brain and heart problems years later.

Did you know?
You can catch syphilis more than once.

Contact Details

Contact Details

Trafalgar Clinic for Sexual Health
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Stadium Road, Woolwich
London, SE18 4QH

T: 020 8836 6969
F: 020 8836 5762

Opening Times

Opening Times

We are open from 8.15am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Clinic starts at 9am. If you arrive after 11am you may be asked to come back another day.

There is no clinic on Wednesday mornings, we open at 1.00pm and clinic starts at 1.30pm. If you arrive after 3.30pm you may be asked to come back another day.

We are closed on weekends and bank holidays.