STIs will not go away by themselves so if you get one you need to get it treated. If left untreated some STIs can be a serious health risk and in some cases can result in death. The treatment of STIs can often be as simple as taking a course of antibiotics or using special shampoo so don't delay in getting help.
One STI is HIV/AIDS for which there is still no cure. However, people infected with HIV/AIDS can have a longer life expectancy with treatment so it is important to get help early.
To get an STI treated you will have to take proper medical advice - this is available from your doctor or you could go to a GUM clinic (Genito-Urinary Medicine clinic) - the nearest GUM clinics are:
- Cambridge - 01223 217774
- Ely - 0808 1000260
- Huntingdon - 01480 418555
- Kings Lynn - 01553 613766
- Peterborough - 01733 875077
- Wisbech - 0800 5879799
Online bookings for appointments can be made at: https://www.sexualhealthcambs.nhs.uk