We're On A Mission And Here's Why

put simply

  • We want to make your life easier
  • We want to improve your health
  • We want to breakdown stigmas
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Let’s delve a little deeper…

Our mission is simple, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easy, the rate of STIs is on the rise in Australia for one reason, people aren’t being tested as regularly as they should be or at all and we intend to change that.

Why are we so passionate about making people pee in cups and get basic blood tests?

Let’s play a little game of Did You Know?

Did you know

that in 2012 the number of people who were diagnosed with Chlamydia had tripled since the last decade?

Did you know

that the 86K+ people who were diagnosed in with Chlamydia in 2014 alone were estimated to be apart of a much larger number of people who had Chlamydia?

Did you know

between 2008 and 2014 the occurrence of Gonorrhoea more than doubled as well?

Sources:
1. Australian Government Department of Health. Third National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy, 2014-2017. Commonwealth of Australia 20142 

2. The Kirby Institute. HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2013. The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052

Pretty alarming stuff right?

If you don’t think so head on over here and read some more current stats about STIs.
It’s not just the increasing numbers that have given us cause for alarm though; it’s the fact that many STIs like Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are seriously underestimated. Even the ones that are easily cured can have very serious consequences, like infertility. Any STI when left to its own devices can have life-altering results and it’s really important to us that everyone knows it.
Not to mention you could unknowingly pass something very nasty onto someone you love.

Find out just how serious these infections can be when left untreated.

So that’s why we decided to remove every excuse in the book.

With a Stigma Health STI test there is

  • No awkward conversation with the doctor about why
  • No need for multiple visits to the doctor and a Pathology
    Centre and potentially time off work to do all that
  • No need to pay for multiple doctors appointments

Your Stigma Health Pathology test referral will cost you $29.99, your appointment at the Pathology Centre will take a small amount of your day compared to the usual process and your results are delivered to you securely and in the privacy of your own home and if you need more help we’re here for that too.

The tricky thing is we cannot achieve our mission without you so please help us reduce the number of STIs in Australia by getting tested today!

STD & STI Testing Online - Stigma Health

We want to breakdown the stigma attached to STIs.

In order to reduce those rising numbers of STIs we just touched on people not only need to be getting tested, we need to start a more open and positive conversation about sexual health.
STIs affect people from all different walks of life so why are they such a taboo topic? Maybe if we talked about them a bit more getting tested wouldn’t be so daunting and everyone would do it regularly!

So help us breakdown the STI stigma by joining our conversation…

That isn’t all about STIs, sometimes we share fun sex stuff too, sometimes we give you important and informative healthcare information and sometimes we just muse over the marvels of the internet because we like cat videos too. Become an advocate for stopping the rise of STIs. Every revolution starts with a simple conversation.

What About All The Other Stigmas?

Our name not only references the stigma attached to STIs, we hope to breakdown the stigmas attached to many medical conditions that prevent people from seeking treatment.

We firmly believe that in the age of convenience your healthcare should be exactly that and it should be as discreet as possible so our long-term mission is to expand our services to cover many other simple medical processes that people may be avoiding due to inconvenience or fear of having that awkward conversation.

So stay tuned for new services from Stigma Health and in the meantime…

Go Get Tested. Be Sure. Be Negative.

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Who is Stigma Health?

We are an online healthcare service that aims to make your life more convenient by eliminating the barriers like embarrassment and inconvenience, which often prevent people from undergoing simple medical tests. We started with STIs because they are a serious problem in Australia and are for the most part easily tested for and treated, but we will be expanding our service offering soon so stay tuned!

Can I get an STI Test through Stigma Health?

You can currently undergo a convenient and private STI test through us if you are in Australia and are over 16 years of age. Fit the criteria? Let’s get started.
If you are under 16 then we, unfortunately, cannot provide you with a Pathology Referral to get an STI test. We urge you to visit a doctor to arrange a test ASAP. Alternately you can visit an STI clinic or hospital clinic to get an STI test. If you want to talk to someone prior to doing so you will find the details for several Sexual Health info lines operating across Australia in our Resources section.

Why Should I get tested with Stigma Health instead of going to my GP?

Convenience, pure and simple. If you want to skip the trip to the GP, then the Pathology Centre then the one back to your GP for the results then we’re your solution!
If you get tested with us we deliver your Pathology Referral online and you only have to make the one trip to the Pathology Centre and that’s it, your results are delivered to you safely, securely and privately directly to your mobile phone.
Not to mention we’re saving you the awkward conversation!

Is Stigma Health legal?

Absolutely. The process may seem new and different to how you usually go about medical tests, but we are in full compliance with Australian law and Medical Board of Australia Guidelines for Technology-based Patient Consultations.