Your Stigma Health pathology referral will ensure you are tested for the STIs our doctors determine you should be. If you want to know more about what you might be tested for and how head to our What We Test For section for more information, but we promise it’s non-invasive.
If you want to know whether you can and should be tested, including the ‘window periods’ for different STIs (yes there is such a thing) head over to Who Can & Should Get Tested. To find out what happens next just keep reading or if you’re already convinced that you can and should get tested and want you to do it without any of the hassles then jump straight through and get tested now.
Your referral from Stigma Health will be accepted at Pathology Clinics Australia wide and most major brands in pathology bulk bill; we recommend you check at the pathology clinic or with a phone call in advance.
If your test comes back Abnormal meaning you’ve tested positive for one of the STIs we’ve tested you for KEEP CALM but DO NOT CARRY ON having sex! Got that?
Here’s what will happen next: The information provided by Stigma Health with your diagnosis will also tell you all you need to know about treatment. You can then take this letter to your GP and seek treatment or a prescription to your local pharmacy.
IMPORTANT: if you believe you may have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B in the last 72 hours, do not proceed. You should seek medical attention ASAP and do not engage in any sexual activity prior to doing so. Visit a doctor, hospital or specialised clinic where you will be able to receive the necessary preventative post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
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!