Sexually Transmitted Infections testing (STI test), diagnosis and treatment is provided at the Fertility Control Clinic. STIs are transmitted or spread from one person to another through sexual contact. They are often the result of unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, however, they can also be spread through needles, breastfeeding or childbirth.
If you are sexually active, have engaged in unprotected sex, entered into a new relationship or have had a condom break or fall off during sex then we recommend you should book in for an STI test.
Testing can be either a swab and/or blood test as no single test can detect all of the various infections. A urine sample is often ordered to detect chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas or herpes. Blood tests instead are able to detect antibodies to HIV and syphilis. All of our sti tests are confidential and private.
When you book in for a test with us, your results are usually ready within 48 hours.
Pap smears are important tests for women to get to look for any cell changes in your cervix, which could cause cervical cancer. They do not however, test for sexually transmitted infections.
At the FCC, we also provide treatment options if we uncover you have an STI. Many infections can be treated with antibiotics, like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis. Early detection is crucial, as the longer these conditions sit dormant then the worse the health consequences are later in life. For herpes, HIV and hepatitis B we can treat with antiviral drugs. We strongly encourage all to ensure they are engaging in protected sex to reduce the risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection.
Contact us to make an appointment for your STI testing.
We respect your right to privacy and all consultations are confidential.
Book an appointment We respect your right to privacy and all consultations are confidential.
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9am – 5pm AEST