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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) can be a bacteria, virus, parasite or other pathogen which is transmitted from one person to another during intimate physical contact. There are different types of STI’s, including:
1 in 6
Australians have had a notifiable STI in their lifetime
So no need to be embarrassed about it!
A notifiable infection is a disease that healthcare providers are required by law to report to public health authorities.
(National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)
Here are the best ways to help prevent STIs.
Doing these things reduce your risk of getting an STI, but there is still a chance of infection.
Hormonal contraception such as the birth control pill does not protect you from STIs.
Use condoms and dental dams, with water or silicone based lubricants.
Many STIs do not cause any symptoms at all, so you should test regularly to be sure of your status.
PrEP for HIV Prevention
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is for high risk people to reduce the risk of HIV
Vaccinations are available for hepatitis B, hepatitis A, mpox and HPV. You may have to pay for a hep A vaccine.
Practise safer sex
Which is consensual and doesn’t involve the exchange of semen, vaginal fluids or blood between partners.
Sexual Health in Tasmania
Statewide Sexual Health Services
Family Planning Tasmania
Stigma Health (Online)
Youth Health Services (12-25 yrs)
Aboriginal Health Services
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