Syphilis:
Easy to Catch
Easy to Treat
Take Control of your Sexual Health
Syphilis:
Easy to Catch
Easy to Treat
Take Control of your Sexual Health
Syphilis:
Easy to Catch
Easy to Treat
Take Control of your Sexual Health
Syphilis:
• Easy to Catch
• Easy to Treat
Take Control of your Sexual Health
Syphilis:
• Easy to Catch
• Easy to Treat
Take Control of your Sexual Health

What is an STI?

STI is short for sexually transmissible infection- an infection you can get from having sex with someone who has that infection.

Common STIs in remote communities are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas and syphilis. HIV is also an STI.
You can have an STI and not know it, because many STIs have no signs or symptoms – that is why it is important to get tested regularly.

Even if you are feeling well, it can be causing damage to your body. You can also pass the infection on to others you have sex with even if you feel well and don’t have symptoms.

What is an STI?

STI is short for sexually transmissible infection- an infection you can get from having sex with someone who has that infection.

Common STIs in remote communities are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas and syphilis. HIV is also an STI.

You can have an STI and not know it, because many STIs have no signs or symptoms – that is why it is important to get tested regularly.

Even if you are feeling well, it can be causing damage to your body. You can also pass the infection on to others you have sex with even if you feel well and don’t have symptoms.

STIs in Pregnancy

STIs can be very dangerous for pregnant women. They can harm both the mother and baby. It is a good idea for you and your partner to get tested (and treated if needed) before trying for a baby. Most STIs can be treated with antibiotics.

If not treated, some STIs can:
• cause infertility
• cause health problems for you and your baby during (and after) pregnancy
• be passed on to your baby
It is important that you get retested for STIs if you have had a partner change during your pregnancy or start developing symptoms. The sooner an STI is found and treated during pregnancy, the lower the chances of the infection having an impact on mother and baby.

STIs in Pregnancy

STIs can be very dangerous for pregnant women. They can harm both the mother and baby. It is a good idea for you and your partner to get tested (and treated if needed) before trying for a baby. Most STIs can be treated with antibiotics.

If not treated, some STIs can:
cause infertility
cause health problems for you and your baby during (and after) pregnancy
be passed on to your baby


It is important that you get retested for STIs if you have had a partner change during your pregnancy or start developing symptoms. The sooner an STI is found and treated during pregnancy, the lower the chances of the infection having an impact on mother and baby.

How do STI tests work?

Getting tested can be quick and easy. Depending on what you are being tested for, you may need to provide a blood sample, a swab, or pee in a cup. EASY!

How do STI tests work?

Getting tested can be quick and easy. Depending on what you are being tested for, you may need to provide a blood sample, a swab, or pee in a cup. EASY!
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