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  • Most STIs are asymptomatic
  • STIs check are quick and simple.
  • STIs can become serious if left untreated
  • All consultations are completely confidential

Sexual Health Clinic Perth

STD Checks & STI Tests

An active sex life plays an important role in healthy relationships, but it also carries risks. Engaging in any sexual activity without protection can result in sexually transmitted infections (STI) or unintended pregnancies. The sexual health services our clinic offers in Perth provides treatment for these issues as well as counselling and other preventative measures.

Northbridge Medical Centre is a modern practice located right in the heart of the Perth CBD. We are committed to providing high standards of care in a friendly environment. Our clinic’s sexual health services, including STD and STI tests, are easily accessible and we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of care to all our patients.

STD & STI Symptoms

Our clinic and highly experienced medical team know that sexual health is just as important as physical and mental health. Ignoring any symptoms can considerably impact your quality of life. We offer a multidisciplinary service to screen, test, and treat patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and infections (STI).

Some of the more common STIs we test for are:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Genital Warts
  • Genital Herpes
  • Hepatitis B and C

Most STIs are asymptomatic Generally, the symptoms of STIs can include:

  • Unusual discharge from the penis, vagina or anus
  • Pain during sex or urination
  • Sores, blisters, ulcers, warts or rashes in the genital area
  • Itchiness or irritation in the genital area
  • Persistent diarrhoea
  • Fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Abnormal or unusual vaginal bleeding, especially after having sex
  • Pain in the scrotum or testicles
  • Lumps and bumps on the genitals

STDs, such as HIV/AIDs, are mostly serious conditions that require immediate treatment and therefore unprotected sex should be avoided until both you and your partner have been screened. Particular types of STDs such as HIV cannot be cured and are deadly, but some can be treated with antibiotics or antivirals. Symptoms can vary and can often be silent.

Prevention is always better than cure, so on your next visit to our STD and STI clinic, discuss your sexual health protection options with our caring team. If you have started a new sexual relationship or think you may have an STI then it is important to schedule an appointment for STD testing. Contact us to make an appointment at our STD clinic in Perth today.

STD & STI Testing & Results

The type of test requested by your doctor depends on the symptoms and risk factors. Our doctor will usually ask questions about your sexual history and then talk you through the type of test requested and any treatment prescribed.

STI tests usually involves urine test and genital or anal swab test which you can take yourself. Occasionally a blood test will also be included in your testing.

Sometimes a clinical examination may be required by the doctor and occasionally they may take additional swabs.

Finally, your doctor will discuss options of following up results and timing of repeat testing.

Prior to completion of the consult, your doctor will discuss different options of following up for your results. These will be back within 3 to 5 days. It is often recommended for patients to return for a follow up consultation in order to ensure that all results are followed up and ensure treatment has been successful. HIV, syphilis and hepatitis serology blood tests can take up to 12 weeks to turn positive. Your doctor may discuss with you about any requirements for repeat testing.

 

STI Treatments

Treatment for an STI is usually simple with a course of antibiotic tablets. Occasionally, there may be a requirement for antibiotic injections. Genital warts can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing) or with cream.

[H2] Specialised Sexual Health Services at our Perth Clinic

At Northbridge Medical Centre right in the heart of the Perth CBD, we offer much more than testing and treatments for STDs and STIs. Our other specialised services include:

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • HIV tests and treatment
  • Chronic Hepatitis B treatment
  • Vaccination for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Genital wart removal

We have in house HIV s100 medications prescriber and Chronic Hepatitis B s100 prescriber. Our clinic and highly experienced and qualified team can offer advice and provide appropriate investigations and treatment plans.

PrEP is the use of anti-HIV medications to reduce the risk of HIV negative people from becoming infected. Taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective at stopping the transmission of HIV. PrEP has been approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use and is subsidised by the Australian Government through the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) since 1 April 2018.

Contact Us

Contact us today to book an appointment at our Perth clinic to discuss our STD and STI tests and treatments. Alternatively, contact our friendly and professional team on (08) 9228 8339 today to find out more.

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