Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Gonorrhoea (the clap)
Also known as 'the clap', gonorrhoea often has no symptoms. Learn how to spot symptoms, maintain and how gonorrhoea is treated.
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea has increased
Cases of gonorrhoea have risen in Australia, and many people don't know they have it. But this STI can cause infertility if left untreated.
Screening tests for STIs
Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, won’t always have symptoms that you notice. So, if you’re sexually active, it’s a good idea to have an STI screening test regularly.
Safe sex - an overview
Affection, love and sex are important aspects of life. But sexual activity can also be associated with risks and health problems. Learn more here.
Blood in semen
Finding blood in your semen can be alarming but in most cases is not serious. It will generally pass within a few days without the need for treatment. Find out more about blood in semen here.
Syphilis is relatively rare in Australia. It can cause serious health problems if left untreated. However, syphilis is easy to cure if found early.
Urine tests can be used to diagnose conditions, such as pregnancy, infections, diseases such as diabetes or STIs and monitor drug use.
Painful sex for women
Experiencing pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common, but in some cases there is an underlying cause.
PrEP, the pill that can stop HIV infection, on PBS from April 1
A drug that can prevent HIV infection known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or 'PrEP', is to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Oral sex and mouth care
Mouth sores can be caused as a result of oral sex. If you think you have developed mouth sores it is important to seek medical advice.