NHS PrEP trial

All Northern Sexual Health sites have now gone live for recruitment into the Impact PrEP trial. Please note there are limited places available for the service and dedicated waiting lists already in place across the sites. To be added to the waiting list or to find out if there are likely to still be places available please contact the following numbers. Hathersage : 0161 701 1504 Stockport : 0161 204 5884 Tameside : 0161 342 7101 Trafford : 0161 241 7582 Withington : 0161 217 3318 Please note due to longstanding overwhelming demand, places can not be guaranteed onto this trial. Please bear with staff as they try to get recruitment for the trial off the ground.

Worried about STIs (symptoms)

A lot of people with STI's will have no symptoms at all. We recommend having STI screening when you change your sexual partner.

In men, the common reported symptoms of STI are:

Discharge coming out from the tip of penis

Lumps in the pubic area, genital area or around the anus

Pain on passing urine

Pain or swelling in the testicles

Sores, ulcers, or blisters on the genital area, or around the anus

Tingling, stinging, irritation, discomfort, or soreness on the tip of the penis


In women, the most commonly reported symptoms of STI are:

Unusual vaginal discharge

Bleeding after sex or in between periods

Itching or soreness

Lower abdominal pain

Lumps in the pubic area, genital area or around the anus

Pain during sex

Pain on passing urine

Sores, ulcers, or blisters in the genital area, or around the anus


If you're worried about sexually transmitted infections, it’s best to get tested.

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