Helpful Resources

We’re here to help you get tested for STIs conveniently and privately and you will find some information about symptoms of STIs, how you’re tested and how they’re treated on our What We Test For page or you can head over to our FAQ section for additional information. If you want information about testing ‘window periods’ this is located at the bottom of our Who Can & Should Get Tested page.

STIs are complicated though and we know that if you think there’s a chance you’ve contracted one it can be quite scary so we’ve prepared this list of helpful resources just in case you can’t find the information you’re looking for on our site.

Sexual Health Info Lines

There are sexual health info lines in operation across Australia that are manned by trained Sexual Health nurses. If you’re concerned you may have contracted an STI they will be able to guide you in dealing with the situation.

General Information on STIs

There are loads of sites out there with information about STIs, but we believe these are some of the best ones. We hope you find what you’re looking for!

Find Out What The Government Health Department Has To Say

This website has great factsheets on all the most common STIs plus tips for prevention, testing and treatment.

Play It Safe

This is bought to you by the NSW Health Department, but it’s pretty damn useful regardless of where you are. There is loads of easy to digest information about STIs including a quiz for those who think they might have one + info on testing, treatments, Safe Sex and there’s even a Sex Talk section where fresh articles are regularly posted. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for then there’s a great little service called Ask Nurse Nettie where you can submit your question and a qualified Nurse will get back to you within 24 hours (unless it’s the weekend).

Yeah

In the case YEAH stands for Youth Empowerment Against HIV/Aids and these guys are an excellent resource if you’re a young person looking to find out more about STIs. They have easy to digest fact sheets, plus loads of great articles and videos.

Just Get The Facts

This site will provide you with clear, simple fact sheets for the most common STIs.

Tested Positive & Need Advice On How To Tell Your Partner?

There are services out there to help you make this difficult task a bit easier:

Let Them Know

Let Them Know will you allow to notify any past/present partners via SMS, Email or Letter either personally or anonymously and they have lots of useful advice about what to say.

The Drama Down Under

This is a great resource for gay men and amongst a lot of useful information for you gentlemen they also provide a similar service to Let Them Know that allows you to notify past partners via email or SMS either personally or anonymously.

Better To Know

This is a great site if you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. It will provide you with relevant information about STIs and it also allows you to notify partners via SMS or Email and it can be done anonymously.

HIV Information & Support

There is plenty of support available for people who have been recently diagnosed or are living with HIV in Australia.

Napwha

Napwha is the National Association of People With HIV Australia so naturally they have a lot of useful information for people living with HIV and people who have been recently diagnosed.

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations has a comprehensive section about living with HIV, which is definitely worth reading.

HIV Support State By State

There is local support for people living with HIV across Australia and if you have been diagnosed they’re definitely worth reaching out too!

IMPORTANT: If you believe you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours do not proceed with a normal STI test, visit a doctor, hospital or specialty clinic ASAP so you can receive preventative post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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