American Social Health Association
American Social Health Association provides lots of information about sexual health and detailed Q&A sections on each of the main sexually transmitted infections. The website also explains how to talk to a partner about condoms and has an animated video on how to use a condom. For more information or resources, contact the ASHA Customer Service Helpline: (800) 783 9877 (Mon-Fri, 8 AM-6 PM).
The Canesten websites are sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Bayer. Bayer makes Canesten thrush treatment, so the sites promote this treatment. They also have information about symptoms.
www.canesten.co.uk and www.canesten.com
Checkurself provides free chlamydia test kits for 16–24 year olds living in London. This is a confidential NHS service – test kits are sent through the post in an unmarked envelope. The website also provides information on chlamydia and advice on where to get treated.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Clinical Knowledge Summaries is a UK National Health Service website that provides information about genital infections and sexual health matters in its patient information leaflets.
Genitourinary medicine clinics
In the UK, genitourinary medicine clinics are listed in the Business and Services section of your phone book under Venereal diseases, Sexually transmitted diseases or Sexual health.
Health Protection Agency
Health Protection Agency is a UK government organization that monitors infection, including sexually transmitted infections. If you are interested in the latest statistics about genital infections, look in the ‘Topics A–Z’ section of their website.
Herpes Viruses Association
Herpes Viruses Association is a UK not-for-profit organization, which provides information on Herpes simplex (genital herpes and cold sores). It publishes an excellent booklet called Herpes Simplex The Guide. The website has a FAQ section. Write to: 41 North Road, London N7 9DP, UK. Tel (UK): 0845 123 2305.
Sex. Worth talking about
Sex. Worth talking about provides links to sexual health sections of the NHS choices' website, including information on contraception, STIs and chlamydia testing.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a US government organization that has information about sexually transmitted infections on its website. It also sponsors the USA National STD Hotline, which gives advice about sexually transmitted infections. Tel (USA): 800-227-8922.