about sexual health

sexual health screening

tests for sexual infections are easy - usually a urine test, sometimes a self-collected swab test, and a blood sample.
discussion and consent are important before testing
for a woman with no symptoms, David recommends
a urine or swab test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
a blood test for hepatitis b, HIV and syphilis
and to consider a herpes blood test and a urine or swab test for mycoplasma genitalium

for a man with no symptoms, David recommends
a urine or swab test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
a blood test for hepatitis b, HIV and syphilis
and to consider a herpes blood test and a urine or swab test for mycoplasma genitalium

for a man who has sex with a man, David also recommends
a throat swab for chlamydia and gonorrhoea if you have oral sex
an anal swab for chlamydia and gonorrhoea if you have anal sex
a blood test for hepatitis a and hepatitis c (if required)
and to consider an anal swab test for mycoplasma genitalium

if a man or woman has symptoms then additional tests are considered to identify the cause

listen to david talking about sexual infections

sexual health counselling

includes
sexual infections, including prevention and herpes counselling
sexual function for individuals and couples
sexual difficulties affecting interest, arousal and orgasm
erectile dysfunction
premature or delayed ejaculation

more information

Australian STI management guidelines www.sti.guidelines.org.au
Sexual health: a multidisciplinary approach (2014) Meredith Temple-Smith (editor) www.ipcommunications.com.au