This month I was lucky enough to be invited to speak to some health science students at La Trobe University to promote sexual and reproductive well-being. We talked all things sex with no topic being out of bounds and of course, an abundance of free condoms were given out.
Some of the most common sexually transmissible infections we see in Australia have no symptoms, zip, nil, nudda. Getting screened is super easy, absolutely painless (I promise) and most importantly, it’s free* (by free* I mean the pathology company do not charge you to do the test).
For anyone under the age of 30 years, the recommendation is to have an STI screen done at least annually. With things hotting up and there and the festival season just around the corner, if you are due your STI check, pop into the Good on ya Clinic and get it sorted out. The Good on ya clinic for 17-30-year-old runs on a Thursday night and Friday afternoons. If you haven’t been before, your first appointment is free!
Spread the word but not the bugs!