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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

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

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common STI in Australia. Learn more about the prevention, testing and treatment of chlamydia, as well as contact tracing.

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, learn more here.

Genital warts

Genital warts is an STI that causes bumps on areas such as the vagina, penis, anus and scrotum. Learn about its treatment and prevention.

Condoms with a water-based lubricant help prevent gonorrhoea.

Gonorrhoea (the clap)

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

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) are a group of bacteria and viruses which can be, and most commonly are, transmitted through sexual contact.

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - myDr.com.au

Sexually transmitted infections have become more common in Australia in recent years. It’s possible for anyone who is sexually active to get an STI, but there are ways you can reduce your risk.

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common

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STIs and pregnancy

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), if left untreated, can cause serious problems for both mother and child.

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which infects the genital area.

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Trichomonas | Family Planning NSW

Trichomonas (commonly known as ‘trike') is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a parasite.

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Contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses

Contact tracing is a process used to stop the spread of many different infections in the community. This information only looks at contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B.

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Chlamydia - myDr.com.au

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It affects both men and women, and it's spread by having sex with a person who has the infection.

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Genital Herpes | Family Planning NSW

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus.

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Common STIs | Play Safe

Common STIs include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and many others. They're more common than you probably think. In fact, most people who are sexually active will come into contact with an STI at some point in their life. It’s just reality.

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