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Gonorrhoea (the clap)

Gonorrhoea, also known as 'the clap,' is a bacterial STI. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in this concise guide.

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Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause serious health problems if left untreated. Find out more about syphilis here.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that may cause no symptoms. Learn about prevention, testing, contact tracing and treatment.

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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).

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Male groin - irritation and infection

Groin irritation can be painful and annoying. The different causes can include friction, reactions to soaps, skin conditions, infection and sweat build-up. Learn more here.

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Penis irritation

Penis irritation and inflammation can occur for several reasons. Learn more about this condition, its treatment and how to prevent it.

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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.

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How the HPV vaccine is eliminating cervical cancer in Australia

Australia could be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer, thanks to the free HPV immunisation program and new Cervical Screening Test.

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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.

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is an infection that usually spreads during sex, but also by sharing wet towels. Learn about treatment and prevention options.

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