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Many STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) do not have symptoms. So, if you’re sexually active, especially if you have multiple partners, it is important to have an STI check every 6 to 12 months. And if you develop symptoms (for example a burning sensation when you pass urine, a rash in the genital area, or abnormal discharge from the vagina of penis), you should have an STI test as soon as possible. STI testing can involve a urine sample, a swab of the affected area, and a blood test. These tests can be easily arranged by your local doctor or sexual health clinic.

Mycoplasma Genitalium- a common STI that people don’t know about

Mycoplasma Genitalium- a common STI that many people don't know about what is it? symptoms diagnosis treatment What is Mycoplasma Genitalium? Most people have heard of STIs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Genital Herpes, but there is much less awareness about Mycoplasma Genitalium. However, we now know it’s [...]

Abnormal vaginal discharge- 7 infections that can cause it

7 causes of vaginal infection & abnormal vaginal discharge Thrush Bacterial Vaginosis Chlamydia and other STI's What causes vaginal discharge - what’s normal and what’s not? Vaginal discharge is a natural fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina moist and protects it from infection. It tends to be white [...]

What are the complications of chlamydia?

What are the complications of chlamydia? Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Australia. It is caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. In women, Chlamydia infection usually affects the neck of the womb (cervix) and the womb (uterus). In men, it usually affects the [...]

Chlamydia- PID and other complications

What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common STI (sexually transmitted infection). In most cases it is a silent condition, with no symptoms- this means it’s important for people who are sexually active to have regular testing. In women, it may present with vaginal discharge or irregular vaginal bleeding. In men, it may present with [...]

Chlamydia- a common STI that can be a serious problem

Chlamydia- a common infection that can be silent but serious What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection or STI  that can infect men and women- it is the most commonly reported communicable disease in Australia. While it often goes undetected, it can cause a lot [...]