transmitted infections are passed on during sexual activity. There
are more than 20 types of known STIs, which can be transferred via
vaginal, oral or anal sex.
to have regular checks for STIs as many can cause health problems if
left untreated. We recommend coming to the clinic to be tested every
6–12 months. It’s especially important to be tested if:
- Your partner
has an STI
- You have a
- You have
frequent changes in partners
testing will require you to provide a urine sample or undertake a
blood test. Tests are situational and, in some cases, may require you
to provide a throat, vaginal or anal swab. This can be done yourself,
or our staff can perform the swab for you.
Once we have the
results of your examination, we will require you to book a follow-up
appointment. If you do have an STI, we will go through all
information with you on how to move forward with treatment. Most
infections can be treated and cured though there are others, such as
herpes and HIV, which can only be controlled with medication.