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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
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Sexually transmitted infections (STI)

STI’s include chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, genital warts, genital herpes, thrush as well as HIV and hepatitis. They can be passed on during vaginal sex, anal sex and oral sex, as well as through genital and skin to skin contact with an infected partner.

Even if there are no signs and symptoms they can still develop complications or pass on the infection to others. Often the only way to know whether you have an STI is to get tested.

If you suspect that you have a sexually transmitted infection you should avoid sexual intercourse or any sexual activity completely until advised by a sexual health clinic or your doctor.

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Australia. Find out how you can help avoid it and when to get tested.

Genital herpes can be spread through kissing.

Genital herpes

Genital herpes is spread by skin-to-skin contact – even through kissing or foreplay. There are things you can do to control it, so read on.

Genital herpes can be spread through kissing.

Genital warts

Genital warts are an STI that causes bumps that appear on areas such as the vagina, penis, anus and scrotum. Learn about treatments and prevention opt...

Condoms with a water-based lubricant help prevent gonorrhoea.

Gonorrhoea

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

Vaccination is safe and effective in protecting against hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B infection

Hepatitis B can lead to liver damage over time. If it turns out you have hepatitis B, it is important to protect others from infection. Find out how.

Blood test for HIV

HIV infection and AIDS

Today, people with HIV are unlikely to develop AIDS if they get effective treatment. Here’s what to do if you think you might have been exposed.

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Safe sex

By practicing safe sex, you will prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infection (STIs) and minimise the risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Practising safe sex is the best way to prevent syphilis infection.

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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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections or diseases that are passed on during unprotected sex with an infected partner. This includes vaginal, anal or oral sex.

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Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections are infections or diseases that are passed on during unprotected sex with an infected partner.

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