Sexually Transmitted infections are on the rise in Australia. Young heterosexual women represent the largest number of new HIV postive cases in Australia and world wide. My advice:
Always use a condom with new partners.
Insist that you and your new partner get a sexual health screen when you decide to stop using condoms.
Keep using condoms if you think your partner is having sex with other people.
3 monthly sexual health check ups are advised for those who have lots of casual partners. Yearly check ups for those who have changed sexual partners. Click here for a link to NSW Sexual Health Clinics
Information on Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI)
ACON: Mens Sexual Health and STI Information
M Clinic (only for men) – at Sydney Sexual Health Clinic. In addition to their usual sexual health services, Sydney Sexual Health provides a free, confidential, clinic on Tuesday evenings for men who have sex with men. No Medicare card required.
T: 02 9382 7440 for an appointment
ACON: Womens Sexual Health and STI Information
If you have a chronic STI such as recurrent herpes, warts, HIV, or Hepatitis, I can help you with strategies for treatment, management and partner disclosure.
Otherwise you can call the :
NSW Sexual Health Information Line
The Sexual Health InfoLine is a NSW Department of Health funded information and referral telephone line. The InfoLine has been in operation since 1989 and is staffed by specialist sexual health nurses from 9:00am to 5:30pm.
The InfoLine provides sexual health information and referral to community members and provides specialist clinical support and information to nurses, doctors and other professionals who are treating clients with sexual health issues