Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been rising in London for a number of years. Therefore regular screening for STIs, including HIV, is important, especially after sex with new or casual partners.
You can protect yourself against STIs, including HIV, by using a condom during sex. Condoms will also help prevent you passing on an infection if you have one. Before deciding to stop using condoms, you and your partner should be tested for STIs and HIV.
You can find further information on sexual health and where to find your local sexual health clinic through the NHS website.
For more information about condom use and to purchase low cost condoms please visit the Freedoms Shop.