Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
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.
Sexually transmitted infections (STI)
Sex is part of a healthy relationship, but can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, spotting symptoms, and what to do if you get infected.
Syphilis is relatively rare in Australia. It can cause serious health problems if left untreated. However, syphilis is easy to cure if found early.
Gonorrhoea (the clap)
Also known as 'the clap', gonorrhoea often has no symptoms. Learn how to spot symptoms, maintain and how gonorrhoea is treated.
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Australia. Learn more about the prevention, testing and treatment of chlamydia, as well as contact tracing.
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).
Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. The length of treatment will vary depending on the stage of syphilis you may have. Learn more about syphilis treatment.
The best way to prevent syphilis is by practising safe sex. Learn more about the safe sex practices that can be used to prevent a syphilis infection.
Syphilis causes and diagnosis
Syphilis can be contracted by a variety of different causes and is diagnosed with a blood test. Learn more about the different causes of syphilis.
Trichomoniasis is an infection that usually spreads during sex, but can also be spread by sharing wet towels or washers. Learn more about the treatment and prevention options.