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A-Z of STIs

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a very common bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact.

Fast Facts:

  • Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Australia
  • Most cases of Chlamydia are amongst people aged 15-30.
  • Chlamydia is one of the world’s leading causes of infertility.

Putting Yourself at Risk:
Having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected person will put you at risk of contracting Chlamydia.

Signs/Symptoms:
Most cases of Chlamydia will show no signs or symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they usually start one to three weeks after unprotected sexual contact. They can include an abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis, burning urination and pain during sex, or pain in the lower abdomen or testicles.

Chlamydia and the Effects on your Body:
Chlamydia can cause serious and permanent damage to your reproductive system if it is not treated. In men, complications from Chlamydia can lead to infertility. In women, untreated Chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause chronic pelvic pain, infertility or ectopic pregnancies. Pregnant women can pass the infection onto their babies, causing serious infections in new-borns. People with Chlamydia are more likely to contract HIV if exposed to the virus.

Treating Chlamydia:
Treating Chlamydia is easy, and can be treated with a single dose of antibiotics. To prevent reinfection, sexual partners will also have to be treated, and sexual contact must be avoided for one week after treatment.

Genital warts

Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). The wart virus is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in Australia.

Fast Facts:

  • There are more than 70 types of HPV, 30 of which affect the sexual and reproductive organs.
  • Most genital HPV infections are not visible and have no symptoms
  • The virus can be spread through sexual contact even if there are no warts present

Putting Yourself at Risk:
Unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected person will put you at risk of contracting genital warts. The virus is spread through skin-to-skin contact, with condoms only protecting the area they cover.

Signs/symptoms:
Often people infected with genital warts have no signs or symptoms. When symptoms do appear, it can be any time from weeks to months after exposure. If warts appear, they are soft, moist and pink or red in colour. They may be flat or raised, single or many, small or large. They can appear on the penis, vagina, anus and rarely, the throat.

Genital Warts and the Effects on your Body:
Genital warts most often go away without treatment. However, if left untreated, can sometimes can grow bigger and multiply. Certain types of HPV are associated with cervical cancer.

Treating Genital Warts:
There is no cure for HPV, however the warts can be removed by surgery, freezing, burning or applying a lotion to them. The virus is never completely eliminated, however, and warts may reappear even after treatment. Often, the virus goes way without treatment. A vaccine has been developed against a number of the strains which also cause cervical cancer. Speak with your school nurse, doctor or Family Planning centre to find out more.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a common bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact.

Fast Facts:

  • The rates of gonorrhoea have been increasing in Australia every year.
  • Gonorrhoea is most common amongst people aged 15-30.
  • Penicillin-resistant strains of gonorrhoea have become increasingly common. These need to be treated with alternative antibiotics.

Putting Yourself at Risk:
Having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected person will put you at risk of contracting gonorrhoea. Touching a body part with gonorrhoea discharge can spread it to other areas, like your eyes.

Signs/symptoms:
Often there are no signs or symptoms of gonorrhoea. Men show symptoms more frequently than women. Symptoms for men can include an unusual discharge from the penis, i.e. drippy dick, burning sensation when urinating, itching or irritation around the eye of the penis and swollen testicles. Symptoms for women can include an unusual yellow vaginal discharge, burning feeling during urination, bleeding after sex and lower abdominal pain.

Gonorrhoea and the Effects on your Body:
Gonorrhoea can cause serious and permanent damage to your reproductive system if it is not treated. In men, complications from gonorrhoea can lead to infertility.
In women, untreated gonorrhoea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause chronic pelvic pain, infertility or ectopic pregnancies. Pregnant women can pass the infection onto their babies, causing serious infections in new-borns. People with gonorrhoea are more likely to contract HIV if exposed to the virus.

Treating Gonorrhoea:
Gonorrhoea can be easily treated with a single does of antibiotics. If the infection was contracted outside of the Northern Territory, an injection will be required. To prevent reinfection, sexual partners will also have to be treated, and sexual contact must be avoided for one week after treatment.

Herpes

The Herpes virus is a highly contagious virus that can be spread through sexual contact. Two types are sexually transmitted, Types 1 and 2. Type 1, also known as cold sores, mostly affects the mouth and lips, whilst Type 2 mostly infects the genitals. However, both strains of the virus can infect either the mouth or the genitals. Because Herpes is a virus, it cannot be cured, and an outbreak can occur at any time.

Fast Facts:

  • It has been estimated that approximately 1 in 6 people in Australia has had a history of genital herpes outbreaks at some time.
  • Genital herpes is the most common cause of genital ulceration in Australia.
  • A person can catch herpes from another infected person even when there are no visible symptoms

Putting Yourself at Risk:
Unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected person puts you at risk. The virus is spread through skin-to-skin contact, with condoms only protecting the area they cover. The virus can also be spread from the genitals to the mouth, and vice versa, via oral sex.

Signs/symptoms:
Many people who are infected with Herpes do not have symptoms. Of those who do, symptoms include:

  • Small red bumps on the genitals, which turn into blisters, and then painful open sores. Over several days, the sores become crusty and then heal without leaving a scar.
  • Itching, burning or pain in the genital or anal area
  • Vaginal discharge

Herpes and the Effects on your Body:
Genital herpes infections do not cause major problems in healthy adults. More often, outbreaks can be emotionally distressing, painful and inconvenient. Concern about transmitting the disease to others and disruption of sexual relations during outbreaks can affect personal relationships. Herpes can be very serious if a woman is pregnant, as the virus can harm her baby. Genital herpes increases a person’s risk of contracting HIV if exposed to the virus.

Treating Herpes:
Because Herpes is a virus, it cannot be cured. However, an infected person can take anti-viral medication which can reduce the frequency, severity and duration of outbreaks.

HepatitIs B
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. There are several types of viruses that can cause hepatitis, some of which are sexually transmitted.

Fast Facts:

  • There are six identified types of viral hepatitis.
  • In Australia, the most common types of Hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
  • Hepatitis B is nearly 100 times more infectious than HIV.

Putting Yourself at Risk:
Hepatitis B is spread by coming into contact with infected blood, saliva or semen. This can occur through:

  • Unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected person.
  • Sharing drug injecting equipment
  • Using non-sterilised equipment for tattooing, acupuncture or body piercing
  • Needle sticks or sharps exposures
  • Mother-to-child transmission

Signs/symptoms:
People may have no symptoms at all, but they can still pass on the virus to others. Symptoms, though not common, may include a mild, flu-like illness, nausea and abdominal pain, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of eyes, dark yellow urine and pale faeces) or itchy skin.

Hepatitis B and the Effects on your Body:
Hepatitis damages your liver’s ability to purify what you eat and drink. For some people, the infection becomes chronic, leading to liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis, a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver.

Treating Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B can be treated with medication. Most people with Hepatitis B recover within 6 months.

Avoiding Hepatitis B
There is a vaccine against Hepatitis B. The immunisation is given as a series of three shots over a six-month period.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. There are several types of viruses that can cause hepatitis; Hepatitis C is spread through contact with infected blood.

Fast Facts:

  • There are six identified types of viral hepatitis.
  • In Australia, the most common types of Hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Risky Behaviour:
Hepatitis C is spread by coming into contact with infected blood. This can occur through:

  • Sharing drug injecting equipment
  • Using non-sterilised equipment for tattooing, acupuncture or body piercing
  • Needle sticks or sharps exposures
  • Mother-to-child transmission

Signs/symptoms:
People may have no symptoms at all, but they can still pass on the virus to others. Symptoms, though not common, may include a mild, flu-like illness, nausea and abdominal pain, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of eyes, dark yellow urine and pale faeces) or itchy skin.

Hepatitis C and the Effects on your Body:
Hepatitis damages your liver’s ability to purify what you eat and drink. For some people, the infection becomes chronic, leading to liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis, a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver.

Treating Hepatitis C
There are medications available to treat Hepatitis C. For some people these clear the virus from their body, however any damage caused will be permanent.

Avoiding Hepatitis C
There is no vaccine against Hepatitis C. Avoid Hepatitis C by avoiding blood-to-blood contact.

  • Do not share any drug using equipment
  • Make sure tattooists and body piercers use sterilised or disposable equipment
  • Dispose of sharps carefully
  • Make sure you use a condom correctly and consistently during vaginal, anal or oral sex

For more information, visit the websites:
www.ntahc.org.au
www.aidshep.org.au
www.hepatitisaustralia.com

HIV/AIDS

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the most serious of all sexually-transmitted infections. The virus weakens the body’s ability to fight infection and can cause Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). There is no cure for HIV or AIDS. If the virus is present in a person’s system, they may be referred to as HIV+ or HIV positive.

Fast Facts:

  • In 2011, up to 34 million people worldwide were infected with HIV/AIDS
  • AIDS death in 2011 was 1.7 million people.
  • About one-half were women, and one-tenth were children younger than age 15.
  • In Australia, more than 29,000 people have been diagnosed with HIV

Putting Yourself at Risk:
HIV is carried in blood, sexual fluids and breast milk. Infection occurs when any of these fluids get into the bloodstream of another person. This can occur through:

  • Unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected person.
  • Sharing drug injecting equipment
  • Mother-to-child transmission, either during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding.

In Australia, HIV cannot be transmitted through blood transfusions, as blood screening processes are in place.

How Do I Know if I Have HIV?
There are no signs and symptoms for HIV in the early stages, although some people may experience flu-like symptoms within three to six weeks of exposure to the virus, although these disappear after about a month. An HIV+ person can feel healthy for many years before the virus becomes AIDS.

When HIV becomes AIDS, the body has lost its ability to fight any infections. Some of the symptoms of AIDS can include:

  • Constant or rapid, unexplained weight loss, diarrhoea, lack of appetite
  • Fatigue, persistent fevers, night sweats, dry cough
  • Light-headedness, headaches, mental disorders
  • A thick, whitish coating of yeast on the tongue or mouth
  • Severe or recurring vaginal yeast infections
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Purplish growths on the skin

Testing for HIV
HIV is detected by a blood test. As the test can give a negative result for up to three months after exposure, the test will need to be repeated three months later.

Treating HIV/AIDS
Combinations of antiviral drugs and drugs that boost the immune system have allowed many people with HIV to resist infections, stay healthy, and prolong their lives, but these medications are not a cure. Right now there is no vaccine or cure for HIV/AIDS.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of drug therapy for HIV that is designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with HIV after a known exposure. PEP is primarily intended for the prevention of HIV in cases where there has been a known high risk of transmission.

If you think that you have been placed at risk of infection, the NT AIDS & Hepatitis Council (08) 8944 7777 will be able to help you locate a suitable doctor or medical centre to conduct a confidential HIV test

For more information, visit the websites:
www.aidshep.org.au
www.avert.org

Pubic lice

Pubic lice, also called “crabs,” are parasitic insects found in the hair of the pubic region, or other areas where the hair is sparse and coarse, such as facial hair or armpit hair. Infection is common and found worldwide.

Fast Facts:

  • Pubic lice resemble crabs when viewed under a microscope.
  • The female louse can survive up to 40 days, and each can lay 20 to 30 eggs (nits), which they attach to the pubic hairs
  • Lice die within 24 hours away from the human body.

Putting Yourself at Risk:
Pubic lice are spread by direct person-to-person contact, usually by sexual contact, but can also spread through sharing of clothing or bed linen.

Signs/symptoms:

  • Intense itching in the genital area
  • Visible nits (lice eggs) or crawling lice

Crabs and the Effects on your body:
Pubic lice feed on the blood of their hosts. Their bites cause extreme itchiness. Continual scratching may lead to infections.

Treating Crabs:
Treatments for pubic lice are similar to those for head lice, and can be purchased over-the-counter at a pharmacy. Careful removal of eggs will be required. The infected person’s underwear and bed linen should be washed in hot water, followed by hot tumble-drying to ensure all lice have been killed.

Avoiding Crabs:
Condoms do not prevent the transmission of pubic lice. To avoid infestation, avoid sexual partners who are infested, and avoiding sharing a bed with an infested person.

Syphilis

Syphilis is not common. It has been known in the past as POX’s. It is a bacterial infection passed from person to person through direct contact with a syphilis sore which is often painless.

Sores occur mainly on the external genitals, vagina, and anus or in the rectum. Sores can also occur on the lips and in the mouth. Transmission of the organism occurs during vaginal, anal or oral sex. Remember condoms help stop STIs from spreading.

Fast Facts:

  • Syphilis is diagnosed by having a blood test. Sometimes a swab of the painless sore will be collected by the nurse or doctor.
  • A pregnant woman who has syphilis can infect her baby.
  • Syphilis is found in both male and females.
  • Having syphilis can make it easier for a person to become infected with HIV or to pass HIV on to someone else.

Signs and Symptoms:
Many people do not know they have been infected. The initial sign of syphilis is the appearance of a painless sore. The time between infection with syphilis and the start of the first symptoms can range form 10 to 90 days. The sore is usually round, small and painless. A skin rash is a characteristic of secondary stage syphilis especially on the palms of the feet and hands.

Treatment:
An injection or series of injections of antibiotics will cure a person.

Check out this website for more information:
www.nt.gov.au/health/cdc
www.fpwnt.com.au

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We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

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We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

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We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

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We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

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We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

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We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the NSW Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
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Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

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Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the NT Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the QLD Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the SA Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the TAS Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au
Dear Reader,

We hope this book assists you through the sometimes complex issues which will confront your life. In your dealings you may have with Police and other emergency services personnel please remember that they are people with lives and they are trying to assist you. Police will go in harm’s way to protect you. That is why Auspol was formed to help them.

Thank you for your support.

The Board of Trustees
Auspol – Police Welfare Foundation

For all enquiries regarding the WA Streetsmart handbook, please call 03 9937 0200.
Dear Reader,

Here at Neighbourhood Watch Australasia we make it our business to help create safe, connected and inclusive communities and our partnership with the Streetsmart Handbooks will assist teenagers with issues such as cyber bullying, depression, social behaviour in the community, dangers of drugs/alcohol and much more. It will also engage our brand and goals where people feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another and with local police.

The Streetsmart Handbook will not only benefit teenagers but will also give their families guidance towards various places, organisations and contacts whenever they need assistance.

Your support is appreciated.

Happy Reading
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
www.nhwa.com.au