About Sexually Transmitted Infections
For anyone 16 years and above.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are spread through unprotected sexual intercourse. While the symptoms are often unpleasant, if caught early most can be treated quickly and easily. STIs can be passed on to others, as well as lead to fertility issues if not treated.
Chlamydia is the most common STI in NZ. Some people with chlamydia infections can have no symptoms, while others may experience symptoms like vaginal discharge (women), urethral discharge (men), painful urination and lower tummy pain.
How we can help:
- STI testing for both women and men
- Treatment for women with suspected chlamydia
- Treatment for known sexual contact for both women and men
- Treatment for people with previously diagnosed genital herpes which have come back.
We do NOT treat suspected gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis, and any men with suspected STI symptoms. These conditions are best treated by your own doctors.
Treatments offered (picture) include:
- Doxycyline (Doxine) 100 mg tabs
- Azithromycin (Zithromax) 500 mg tabs
- Valaciclovir (Valclclovir) 500 mg tabs