Do you think you might have an STI? Perhaps because you have symptoms or you’ve had sex without a condom? Or someone you had sex with has an STI? You can be tested for STIs. Then you’ll know for sure whether or not you have an STI.
If you’re under 25, you can get a free STI test at a GGD health centre. It does get very busy there, so you may have to wait for quite a long time. You can also go to your doctor. But then you may have to pay for the STI test yourself.
If you are a man or boy who has sex with other men, get a free vaccination against hepatitis B. And perhaps PrEP would be right for you. It’s a pill that makes sure you don’t get HIV.
Protect yourself against HPV too: get an HPV vaccination. That will make sure you don’t develop cancer caused by HPV. This vaccination is free up until the age of 26.