Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted infections (or STIs) are communicable diseases which can be passed between individuals via sexual intercourse. Typically, they are transmitted through semen or vaginal fluid during unprotected sex (without a barrier contraceptive, such as a condom) or through genital contact.

Many people are diagnosed with STIs each year – in 2012, almost half a million new cases were reported in the UK alone. There a number of different types of STI, the treatments for which may vary.

If you have had unprotected sex and think you may have been exposed to an STI, it is important to seek medical advice immediately and get tested. Some STIs may appear symptomless, but they can cause serious lasting damage if left untreated.

Undoubtedly, the best way to prevent exposure to STIs is to practice safe sex. But, if you think you may be suffering from an infection, Express Doctor may be able to help you get the treatment you need. We offer a confidential online consultation and prescription service, along with a range of medicines to treat certain infections. We also stock a number of medications which can help to treat recurring problems, such as vaginal thrush or herpes.