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Syphilis

Syphilis is relatively rare in Australia. It can cause serious health problems if left untreated. However, syphilis is easy to cure if found early.

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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.

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Causes of psychosis

While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.

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Condoms

Male and female condoms are an excellent form of contraception that prevents most types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy.

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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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Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a small tear or split in the skin that lines the anus. Learn what causes anal fissures and how to prevent them.

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Gonorrhoea (the clap)

Also known as 'the clap', gonorrhoea often has no symptoms. Learn how to spot symptoms, maintain and how gonorrhoea is treated.

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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.

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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.

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Contact tracing

Contact tracing is a method used to slow the spread of infections by identifying people who have been in contact with an infected person.

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