In 2012, it was estimated that 42% of marriages in England and Wales ended in divorce (i).
Divorce is often down to infidelity. Suddenly, life can be turned upside down when our worst fears and suspicions become a reality.When ‘football training’, ‘aerobics classes’ or ‘working late’, really meant time being unfaithful. A chat with a supportive colleague meant an illicit affair.
The consequences of this are wide ranging. Sadness,anger, despair and uncertainty about our future can be at the forefront of our minds. However, in the midst of our emotional turmoil, we often overlook other things that infidelity brings.
It is a sad fact that an unfaithful partner can unknowingly bring STD’s back to the bedroom.These like lies can linger and lurk for months to years. We can easily miss symptoms they cause. Worse still, many STD’s have NO obvious symptoms and we can harbour them for a long time.
Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Human Papilloma Virus (which cause genital warts), Herpes, Syphilis and HIV can be silent infections or cause very mild changes to your body. Unfortunately, if left undetected they can lead to problems such as pain, infertility and ongoing health problems.
As time passes, emotional wounds heal and future relationships emerge, then these silent ‘visitors’ can be passed on to new lovers. This can be embarrassing and upsetting. There is no way of knowing whether a new partner has a STD from a previous relationship. Anyone who has unprotected sex can get a STD, regardless of their social status, job, wealth or number of previous partners. For example, a divorced professional person who was married for 15 years, subject to infidelity by an ex-spouse, who has had no other partners, owns a Mercedes, big house and has a high powered job, can have a STI from a cheating ex.
Testing for STD’s after infidelity is recommended. Tests are easy to do, accurate, speedy and confidential.
Our doctor-led clinic can give accurate advice, test and treat all STD’s. We are non-judgemental and our priority is to look after your sexual health.
Unlike other companies, our care is professional and personal and led by a Specialist in Sexual Health, not a GP. We provide not just high quality STD / STI tests, but also the most up to date treatment and counselling.
We make sure that we are highly competitive with our prices.
For further confidential enquiries please call: 0845 868 4480 or 0753 119 4797
Reference (i)- Office for National Statistics.