Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections

You can pick up sexually transmitted infections (STIs) after unprotected sex.  The most well-known infections are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis, herpes and genital warts.

If you have had sex without a condom, or the condom split or slid off, you could have been infected with an STI.  Many STIs have no symptoms at all.  You or your partner could therefore unknowingly have transmitted it.  Most STIs can be treated with medication but if left untreated, it could lead to infertility.

We therefore advise you to do an STI test after unprotected sex to make sure you didn’t pick up an STI.  This test can be done by your GP and in some cases also with the GGD (Dutch public health service).  If done in our clinic it will be performed anonymously.  However, you will have to pay for the STI test. You can’t claim this on your health insurance.

An STI test is hardly ever painful and quickly done.  You can even do the test yourself.

Do you have any questions?