Getting a sexual health TEST is important for the safety of both you and your partner/s. Testing is usually quick and always confidential. It is better to test, than not knowing. Don’t be ashamed anyone can have an STI.
Looking after your sexual health and testing for STIs is part of looking after your health and wellbeing.
- Not all sexual health issues or Sexually Transmitted Illness (STIs) show clear symptoms. The only way to know is to get TESTED.
- Being healthy and well while being sexually active involves getting regular sexual health TESTS
- If you are sexually active get an STIs test at least once a year.
- Getting regular STIs TESTING is key to taking the worry out of sex and feeling confident and well. STIs TESTING is safe and confidential.
- Before you start trying to get pregnant and start a family. Women can pass syphilis to their babies, either during pregnancy and at birth (congenital syphilis). Congenital syphilis can cause miscarriage and stillbirth or result in serious birth abnormalities.
- To get a test you can go to a Sexual health clinics, GP clinics and community health centres provide sexual health services.
- Now more than ever it’s important to stay healthy, so take the time to get tested, especially if it’s been 12 months since your last sexual health check.
Where can I get advice, tested and treated?
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre – a free, walk-in clinic that provides testing and treatment for sexually transmissible infections.