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Sexual Health Campaign raises awareness of STIs in Liverpool

29/03/2018

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A national social media campaign supported by Public Health Liverpool and partners across the city is now live - raising awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

The campaign aimed at 15 – 24 year olds encourages people to use condoms to help protect themselves and others from STIs.

An STI is a health condition that needs to be taken seriously. Leaving an STI untreated can cause serious health issues such as swollen or painful testicles, arthritis, infertility and even meningitis.

In 2016 there were 5,437 new STI diagnoses in Liverpool with a high number of these cases for people aged 15 – 24 so young people are particularly at risk.

Not all STIs have symptoms so it's not always possible to tell who's infected. The key message is to practise safe sex and reduce the spread of STIs through using condoms.

To find out more about STIs and condom use, visit https://www.nhs.uk/protect-against-stis-use-a-condom

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