All doctors at ESD are experienced in diagnosing and treating Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
STIs are on the rise in Australia and often don’t cause symptoms. We recommend regular check-ups for all people who are sexually active.
For men who have sex with men we follow the STIGMA guidelines that advise a sexual health check up every 3-12 months depending on the number of sexual partners you have. A standard check-up will include urine, swabs and blood tests for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
Heterosexuals are advised to have regular sexual checks ups if they have multiple partners or are under the age of 30.
After your check up results will be available within about 3 working days. You will usually be asked to return to collect your results during a brief follow-up consultation.
Many people have difficulties with sexual function such as erection problems (erectile dysfunction). If you have any concerns please talk to your doctor at ESD. Note that all consultations and results are strictly confidential.