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.
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.
Syphilis is relatively rare in Australia. It can cause serious health problems if left untreated. However, syphilis is easy to cure if found early.
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).
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.
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.
The Pap smear has been replaced by the Cervical Screening Test, which looks for human papillomavirus (HPV) every 5 years.
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.
Genital warts is an STI that causes bumps on areas such as the vagina, penis, anus and scrotum. Learn about its treatment and prevention.