Gonorrhoea is also one of the most common STIs and again it’s on the rise, particularly in men. Just like Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea victims often present with no symptoms, but the infection can still be passed on through vaginal, oral and anal sex.
Gonorrhoea can have serious health implications for both men and women if left untreated. In women, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can have severe and painful symptoms, and lead to long-term complications, including, in rare cases, infertility. Gentlemen, you don’t get off lightly either, untreated Gonorrhoea can result in an unpleasant (at best) and painful condition called epididymitis in the tubes attached to the testicles. Without terrifying you too much more it’s important to note that Gonorrhoea can spread to the blood or joints resulting in a potentially life-threatening situation. Some symptoms to keep an eye out for, guys and girls, again pain when urinating is not a good sign. Ladies if you experience unusual vaginal discharge or pain during intercourse it’s a smart idea to get checked, it might not be Gonorrhoea, but better to be safe. Gentlemen any unusual discharge from the urethra or anus, get checked.
Continuing its common threads with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea is also effectively tested via a simple urine test and some fancy workings in a lab. Easy. Again, if you think you may have contracted Gonorrhoea from oral or anal sex our Pathology Referral will allow you to be checked for this as well. You will just need to ask the Pathology Centre staff for swabs of the area in question to be taken.

Gonorrhoea is not as easily treated as Chlamydia, but in comparison to the infection itself, it’s not so bad! You’ll need to take one course of antibiotics as specified in your Stigma Health test results, but you will also need to see a GP to get an injection of antibiotics. Again it’s really not that bad in comparison to the infection!

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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.

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!

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.

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!