STI PIESF Impacts Individual

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Chlamydia Physical Impacts Individual

•If untreated it could lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) 

•Infertility/damage to reproductive system

•Long term pelvic pain 

•Higher risk of ectopic pregnancy 

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Chlamydia Intellectual Impacts Individual:

•May be unable to concentrate at work 

•Become more educated about STIs/safe sex/chlamydia 

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Chlamydia Emotional Impacts Individual:

•Feels embarrassed about having an STI

•Feels worried about impact on fertility 

•Feels stressed/down/upset about her condition

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Chlamydia Social Impacts Individual:

•She may become withdrawn from friends / isolate herself 

•No sexual contact/intimate contact until she is clear 

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Chlamydia Financial Impacts Individual:

•May need to take time off work – salary affected e.g. goes onto statutory sick pay

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Gonorrhoea Physical Impacts Individual:

•If untreated it could lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) 

•Infertility/damage to reproductive system

•Long term pelvic pain 

•Higher risk of ectopic pregnancy 

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Gonorrhoea Intellectual Impacts Individual:

•May be unable to concentrate at work 

•Become more educated about STIs/safe sex/gonorrhoea

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Gonorrhoea Emotional Impacts Individual:

•Feels embarrassed about having an STI

•Feels worried about impact on fertility 

•Feels stressed/down/upset about her condition 

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Gonorrhoea Social Impacts Individual:

•She may become withdrawn from friends / isolate herself 

•No sexual contact/intimate contact until she is clear 

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Gonorrhoea Financial Impacts Individual:

•May need to take time off work – salary affected e.g. goes onto statutory sick pay.

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Herpes Physical Impacts Individual:

•Should abstain from sex during outbreaks

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Herpes Intellectual Impacts Individual:

•Learn ways to self-manage his condition/limit outbreaks (e.g. by controlling stress levels

•Become more educated about STIs/safe sex/herpes 

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Herpes Emotional Impacts Individual:

•Feels embarrassed/ashamed about having an STI

•Feels stressed/down/upset about her condition and what it means for future passing it on.

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Herpes Social Impacts Individual:

•Find it difficult to start new sexual relationships

•Find it difficult to talk to friends about poor health at times of outbreak.

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Herpes Financial Impacts Individual:

•May need to take time off work – salary affected e.g. goes onto statutory sick pay

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