SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

(STIs)

At INP Medical Clinic there is no need to feel awkward or shy when it comes to STIs. Being specialists in sexual and reproductive health, we have seen it all before and our confidential service is here to help you.

Here are some things to remember about Sexually Transmitted Infections:

  • Anyone having unprotected sex (sex without a condom) with a new partner is at risk. Including oral, vaginal and anal sex

  • It is best to use a condom with a new partner, at least for the first three months until both people can be tested

  • STI tests are NOT painful, they are quick and simple. Most tests can be done yourself, without an examination

  • You may not have any symptoms, many people don’t even know they have a STI

  • Most STIs can be treated

  • Syphilis is on the rise in NZ: it is easy to diagnose with a blood test

  • Diagnosing genital warts and herpes requires a very quick examination

  • Some people may be eligible for PrEP (HIV prevention). Have a chat to one of our team to find out more

 

Doctor and Patient

If you’re not sure, or you’ve had unprotected sex lately, then come and talk to us here at the INP Medical Clinic.

Visit www.justthefacts.co.nz for up-to-date STI information

Protect yourself against warts and several cancers with an HPV Vaccination

HPV vaccinations are FREE for all New Zealanders aged under 27.

Come in and talk to us about getting yourself protected.

For more info about HPV vaccines visit : www.hpv.org.nz

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