Yourwellness Magazine Explains the Warning Signs of STIs

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As Labour blames the government for failing to deliver on its sexual health strategy, Yourwellness Magazine gave readers the symptoms and treatments for STIs.

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STI rates have risen in Britain due to Government delays in implementing an effective sexual health strategy, Pulse Today reported on August 27th. The article, “GPs attacked for charging for benefit reports, STI rise blamed on Government 'dithering' and the truth about hospital meals,” explained that the strategy was delayed for two years amid concerns it would anger traditional Tories, and as a result it has failed to combat a rise in STIs. Labour shadow public health minister Diane Abbott commented the ‘unacceptable delay created chaos and brought important work to a standstill’, while the final strategy ‘was too timid’. (http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/daily-digest/gps-attacked-for-charging-for-benefit-reports-sti-rise-blamed-on-government-dithering-and-the-truth-about-hospital-meals/20004080.article#.UihP5X8ph9k)

Yourwellness Magazine therefore felt compelled to explore the warning signs of STIs, as well as places to get tested. Yourwellness Magazine noted that the symptoms of an STI are sometimes unnoticeable, and so getting regular check-ups is the only way in which a person who has had unprotected sex can ensure that they are free of infection. Yourwellness Magazine explained that testing can either be done at a GP surgery, specialist sexual health clinics or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics. Some pharmacies also carry out tests for chlamydia. (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/02/recognising-the-symptoms-of-an-sti-and-getting-tested/#sthash.zIV55kL2.dpuf)

According to Yourwellness Magazine, “It’s important not to ignore any symptoms you might have of a sexually-transmitted infection (STI). Testing is fast and effective, allowing you to get the treatment you need as quickly as possible. Safe sex through using a condom is the only effective way to protect yourself against infection. STIs are infections passed through sexual contact. You can contract an STI or pass one on whether you have sex with a man or woman, through vaginal, anal and oral sex. Most infections can be cleared up with antibiotics and although more serious viruses, such as HIV, cannot be cured, treatments can keep the infection under control.”

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