Some people mistakenly think of Syphilis as a disease of the past, but it is not. In fact, the number of cases currently being diagnosed in Australia is on the rise. Syphilis was a very serious problem until an effective treatment, Penicillin, was developed in the 1940s, but it is still a serious concern today.
Ok this one involves a needle, but that is nothing compared to what can happen if you have been infected by Syphilis and leave it untreated. A blood test will show whether a person has the antibodies produced in response to the presence of the infection. Your Stigma Health Pathology Referral will allow you to have a blood test performed at the Pathology centre of your choice.
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!