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STI Testing Week

In the past decade, the number Chlamydia cases have doubled and the number of Gonorrhoea cases are nearly eight times what they were. Wow!

This week’s show kicks off just before the start of STI Testing Week, which officially runs from the 9th to the 16th of September. The overall aim of STI Testing Week is to increase testing rates amongst all sexually active LGBTIQ individuals by encouraging them to test as well as reducing stigma around STI Testing.

Jessie along with her volunteer co-host Martin, is joined by Dr. Brett Sutton, the deputy Chief Health Officer of Victoria to discuss the topic of sexually transmissible infections in Victoria.

The show highlights some of the most commonly diagnosed STIs, which populations are most affected, and why. We are given tips on how to best manage our sexual health and to remember – Talk, Test, Treat – No Drama!

 

Useful links:

Information around STI’s, check out: www.betterhealth.gov.au/sti

Information about vaccines for men who have sex with men: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/campaigns/time-to-immunise

Thorne Harbour Health

 

This show, Episode #635 originally aired Thursday 6th September, 2018.

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About the author: Jessie

 

Jessie works in the Health Promotion Team as a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health.
She is a co-host and producer of the Well Well Well radio show and has a keen interest in harm reduction, alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and sexual health.

 

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