The incidence of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis has been increasing over the past 5 years in New South Wales, and it is possible to have one of these infections and have no symptoms. Therefore it is important for sexually active people to be screened regularly for these infections. This usually involves just blood and urine tests.
NSW Health has identified priority population groups at higher risk of STIs, including gay & other homosexually active men, Aboriginal people, young people (less than 29 years), sex workers, people with HIV/AIDS, people who inject drugs, and heterosexual people with recent partner change. It is recommended that these groups have regular and targeted screening with their general practitioners.
The doctors at Fountain Street General Practice are very experienced and up to date in the prevention, investigation and management of sexually transmissible infections, and provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for discussion of these issues. Testing for STIs can be undertaken at our practice by your doctor or at our Douglass Hanly Moir pathology collection centre. Call us on 8303 2900 to make an appointment to discuss further with one of our doctors.
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