Treatment of common STIs Treatment should be initiated if testing reveals a positive result for an STI, or if there is a high index of suspicion, e. To make sure you get the STD tests you need, pretend your health care provider is your secret diary and tell him or her all your sexual behaviors. Products and Services Book: Prevention of sexually transmitted infections and under 18 conceptions. Hounsfield V, Davies S.
Confessions from a first-time sexual health check-up
People often take greater risks, such as engaging in unprotected sex or visiting sex workers, when they are on holiday. I've got a rash and I'm scared, but I'm also scared about what will happen if I go to a clinic. In many cases, there aren't any signs or symptoms. You can find a clinic address in the phone book under "sexual health", or by calling the national sexual health line The only way to know if you have an STI is to get tested.
You can find a clinic address in the phone book under "sexual health", or by calling the national sexual health line Some blood tests can help differentiate between the two main types of the herpes virus. You can buy the emergency pill from pharmacies if you're over Your doctor tests you for syphilis by taking either a blood sample or a swab from any genital sores you might have. This only takes a few minutes. This is not a way that STIs are passed on.
Family Planning has clinics located throughout New Zealand. Justin Hancock is a sex educator who runs and writes bishUK. Many abnormal Pap smears resolve without treatment. The only time I might have come close was after a girl I had slept with texted me to say she had chlamydia. When was the last time you got a check-up? The government tracks information about STIs to inform public health initiatives. Also tests for HPV aren't routinely offered unless it's part of a smear test.