(HSV) is diagnosed by swabbing any blisters/ulcers on the genital skin. Blood testing is not recommended as part of a standard STI screen when no symptoms are present.
Herpes is very common and rarely severe. To learn what's fact versus fiction, call 1800 451 624 or get the whole story here
(HPV) are diagnosed by a clinician trained to recognise them. They are self-limiting, meaning your own immune system will get rid of them eventually. Topical treatments help get rid of them a bit faster.
(NSU or NGU) is caused by a bacterial infection of the urethra of the penis. It is tested by swabbing any abnormal discharge from the penis. It isn't tested when there are no symptoms.
(MG) is a bacterial infection of the urethra of the penis and the cervix (the opening to the uterus). It's tested by a swab or a urine sample when symptoms are present. It isn't tested when there are no symptoms.
is common condition of yeast overgrowth in the vagina. It's not technically an STI, but some people will find it's triggered by sex.
is a common condition caused by an imbalance of naturally occuring flora in the vagina. It's not technically an STI, but some people will find it's triggered by sex.
is uncommon in most of Australia and so is usually not part of a standard STI screen.
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