Knowing when you should get tested for a sexually transmissible infection (STI) can be a huge advantage and really is the responsible thing to do for your health.
And we know what you’re thinking: it won’t happen to me. Really? Just keep in mind that most sexually transmissible infections can often show no symptoms, meaning you may be infected and not know it. Of course the best way to reduce the risk of getting an STI is to use condoms. They are the best form of protection to help stop the transmission of STIs.
Complete the risk assessment tool to see if you should be getting checked out.
How to go about getting tested?
Unsure how to ask your doctor about getting an STI test? That’s ok. A good way of doing it is to make your STI test part of another visit. Say something like: I know I’m here to get a prescription, but I’d like to get an STI test too. Don’t be embarrassed, your doctor has heard it all before and it’s completely confidential. That also means that Medicare won’t disclose any info to your family.
What to do next?
So if you’ve decided you’d like to get tested. Check out the overview of the booking an appointment process. Go on, do it now, it’s quick and easy.
Find out where you can get tested using your suburb or town – it will give you a full listing of your closest doctor.
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