Australia's Intelligent STI Check - Fast, Convenient and Discreet
Why Get Tested?
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise across all age groups and social demographics.
In 2012 more than 82,000 Australians were diagnosed with Chlamydia, and with Chlamydia infection more than tripling in the last decade, this number is estimated to be about one sixth of the real number of infections. Approximately 500,000 Australians are estimated to have Chlamydia, making the significant majority undiagnosed cases.
Gonorrhoea levels are up dramatically, as is the number of cases of Syphilis, which is close to the highest level in recent history.
Australians are now being diagnosed with HIV at a rate of more than 100 people per month. In 2012 the number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Australia increased by 10% - the largest number of new cases in 20 years.
STIs are infections that are spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contact, but can also be passed to a child during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding, or contracted through poor hygiene and infected sharp objects such as needles and broken glass.
STIs / STDs can have no symptoms for weeks, months and even years making symptomatic detection difficult and unintentional transmission likely. People can be infected without showing any signs or symptoms, but if left undiagnosed all STIs can lead to dangerous long-term health issues, including chronic pain, infertility, sterility and even cancer.
STIs can and do happen to anyone - at every age, in every race and gender, within all sexual orientations and economic classes, and in all kinds of relationships.
In Australia, all STIs are on the rise. Along with this emerging epidemic, Australians are also one of the most sexually active nations in the world. The average Australian man will have 25 sexual partners, and Australian women 13.
As a general rule, it's a good idea to have regular STI screening once you become sexually active, and whenever you change sexual partners. In these circumstances, and as part of your ongoing health management, we recommend the Routine Screen, a comprehensive test which checks for six of the most common STIs that are detectable through blood and urine analysis.
If you are worried about exposure to a specific STI, please select it from the list below to read more about how and when to test.