What is a Sexual health Check?

Sexual Health Check (SHC) is a check-up that involves assessment by a health professional for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related issues. This usually involves blood and urine tests and swabs.

These checks are not just about HIV there are many other STIs that are prevalent in the Brisbane population, they can all have significantly detrimental effect on your life.

Who should have a SHC ?

Anyone who has ever had sex.
Many people:

  • do not consider themselves at risk
  • do not protect themselves
  • do not seek sexual health care
When?
  • At the end of a sexual relationship.
  • Before starting a new sexual relationship.
  • After any unsafe sexual contact.
  • If you think you may have an STI.
Where?

You can ring to make an appt to see a doctor or just drop in to talk to the nurse. St Lucia Medical can help clarify concerns and help you access the most appropriate services.