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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

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STI stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection. An STI is passed from one person to another during sexual contact.

If you suspect you have an STI, don't give it to others – get tested and treated quickly.

The Australian Department of Health has a website which provides a lot of information about STIs. 
 http://www.sti.health.gov.au/internet/sti/publishing.nsf/Content/Home 

Resources in South Australia

Several services in South Australia offer free and confidential clinics for testing. The doctor or nurse can give you advice, tests and provide treatment.

  • SHine SA (Sexual Health information, networking and education, SA)
    Sexual Healthline – 9am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday
    Telephone: 1300 883 793
    Country callers: 1800 188 171
    http://www.shinesa.org.au  
  • Clinic 275 (the STI clinic of the Royal Adelaide Hospital) 
  • Community health centres, hospitals and doctors.
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