Screening service to offer anonymous STI emails

People who have tested positive for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) will soon be able to anonymously inform others they have slept with that they should get screened.

The STI Clinic in London will be rolling out the new service in the new year, which sends an email to individuals whose previous partners have been diagnosed with a condition, the Sun reports.

Individuals who have had sex without a condom may receive an email that suggests they may want to get tested.

Robert Mackay, of the clinic, explained how often people feel they cannot broach the subject with others, even if they are aware they are infected.

A Department of Health spokesperson said: "Sharing information with previous partners is a key element in the management and control of STIs and should be offered to all people diagnosed with one."

People who are embarrassed or unable to visit the STI Clinic can order a number of different testing kits online and receive them through the post.