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What are STIs?

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a significant public health issue affecting individuals of all ages and backgrounds. In Australia, STIs are more common than you might think, with reports indicating that certain infections like chlamydia and gonorrhoea are on the rise. It’s estimated that a substantial percentage of the population will encounter an STI at some point in their lives. These infections are caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites transmitted through sexual contact, and they can have a range of impacts on health if not properly treated.

If you’re experiencing symptoms or need testing, our experienced team provides discreet and accurate advice from the comfort of your own home. For those diagnosed with an STI, we offer effective treatment options and support to manage the condition and prevent transmission. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and care you need to maintain your sexual health and wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

STIs can manifest in various ways, including genital itching, pain during sex or urination, unusual discharge, and sores or rashes in the genital area. However, some STIs may not cause noticeable symptoms.

It’s advisable to get tested for STIs if you have had unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, or any symptoms of an STI. Regular testing is essential to ensure early detection and treatment.

Practicing safe sex, including using condoms and dental dams, getting vaccinated (e.g., for HPV), and discussing sexual health with your partners are important steps.

Regular STI screenings, available through HelloGP, can also help prevent transmission.

If you receive a positive STI diagnosis, it’s crucial to follow your healthcare provider’s advice regarding treatment and notify sexual partners to prevent further transmission.

HelloGP can connect you with experts who will guide you through the treatment process and offer support.

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