STD/STI

 
Cross Street Medical Clinic offers all relevant STD/STI screening tests and treatments. Speak to our doctors today about what you may need. Female doctors are available by appointment. We ensure patient privacy and confidentiality for all discussions, tests and treatments.
 
 
 
STD Symptoms in Men & Women
 
 

What is an STD/STI?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are commonly spread by sex, especially through vaginal, anal and oral sex.

STDs may also be called sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and venereal diseases (VD).

 
 

How do we contract STD/STI?

The most well-documented risks of transmission are:
Sexual activity STD/STI transmitted
Vaginal intercourse Chlamydia
Crabs
Scabies
Gonorrhoea
Hepatitis B
Herpes
HIV
HPV
Mycoplasma hominis infection
Syphilis
Trichomoniasis
Ureaplasma infection
Anal intercourse Chlamydia
Crabs
Scabies
Gonorrhoea
Hepatitis B
Herpes
HIV
HPV
Syphilis
Oral intercourse Throat chlamydia
Throat Gonorrhoea
Herpes
Syphilis

How can we tell that we may have STD/STI?

Common symptoms include:

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Penile discharge
  • Pain during urination
  • Rashes, including blisters, ulcers and sores on or around the genitals and mouth
  • Painful or painless lymph nodes

How do we prevent infection and re-infection?

  • Avoiding high risk sex, including commercial sex workers, casual sex and multiple sex partners
  • Using condoms, including during oral sex
  • Being in a long-term monogamous relationship with a partner who has tested negative for HIV and other STD/STI.