Tested Positive? We’re Here For You.

Testing positive for an STI can be daunting. We get it and we’re here for you. 
We understand that while you were waiting for your results, you had everything crossed they’d come back negative. Maybe you had symptoms, unprotected sex or just felt like it was time for a test. You really wanted to hear that all was good down there. If you tested positive, stay calm. 1 in 6 Australians will acquire an STI in their lifetime, so you’re not al one. STIs are far more common that you think. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions from anger, blame, shame, sadness, regret and fear. All of these are valid and feeling your feelings about your STI is an important step. Accepting it’s happened rather than denying the reality is also important.

If you have tested positive for an STI with us, the next step is to have a phone consult with a STIGMA Health doctor. It might feel easier to ignore the STI result and keep moving, but trust us – it’s not. STIs can have potentially dangerous health impacts including infertility. Coming to terms with your STI diagnoses is an important part of the process and if you test positive, you are required to have a phone consult with a doctor.

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Having a phone consult with a doctor is not optional if you return a positive STI result. Contracting an STI is a medical diagnoses that requires doctor oversight so it’s important you have your phone consult to discuss the STI you have. Also, STIs can be scary and confusing and it’s better to have support. You may not feel like you can tell friends or family, and speaking to a caring doctor experienced in sexual health can make this all so much easier. You’ll benefit from having the opportunity to speak to a doctor who can guide you through your diagnoses and treatment options where applicable. You can ask any questions you may have and get the support you need at this time.


Testing positive is not the end of dating, or love, or sex, or even – health. it’s a moment in your health journey that can be managed and you deserve to be supported through it. 

Contact us if you’ve tested positive and need to book your phone consult.