Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you can get from having sex with someone who has the infection. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites and viruses. Some Types of these diseases are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea (The Clap), Pelvic Imflammatory Disease, HPV, Syphilis, Herpes Simplex HSV, Trichomoniasis,
Rates of sexually transmitted infections are increasing worldwide and notifications are also increasing in Australia. As many sexually transmitted infections are asymptomatic, timely and appropriate testing is needed to avoid the long-term sequel of infection, to halt transmission. Testing for sexually transmitted infections has evolved over time. Although nucleic acid amplification tests have an increasing role and may enable non-invasive testing, microscopy and culture are still useful investigations for some infections.
If you have any concerns please come and see one of our Gracemere Doctors or Registered Nurse for the best advice
To Book an appointment please call 07 4933 3334 or book an appointment online.