Use this section to find out about STIs and their symptoms so you can recognise them early and get tested.

NZAF offers rapid HIV and syphilis testing in our three centres across Aotearoa - click here to find your closest testing place. Please remember that if you are already displaying STI symptoms, we won't be able to test you and must refer on to Sexual Health Services or your regular clinic to be tested and connected to treatment.

Sexual Health Services offer full STI screening services and can connect you to treatment immediately.

You can also request STI screenings with your personal GP.

STIs

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  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can infect the mucous lining of the penis, anus or eyes.

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  • Gonorrhoea

    Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that lives in the mucous lining of the penis, throat, anus or eyes.

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    STIs

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  • Gut Infections

    Gut Infections are caused by bacteria (such as amoebiasis, shigellosis, giardiasis and salmonellosis).

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    STIs

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  • Hepatitis A, B & C

    Hepatitis A, B & C are all viruses that cause inflammation of the liver. There are three different kinds of Hepatitis. Each has different symptoms and different treatments.

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    STIs

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  • Herpes (HSV)

    Herpes (HSV) presents in two different types: cold sores or genital herpes.

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    STIs

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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human Papillomavirus (Warts) is the virus that can cause warts on the penis, anus or surrounding areas.

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  • Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

    LGV is a particularly virulent form of the Chlamydia bacteria. It is still rare, but it may become more common over time.

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    STIs

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  • Molloscum Contagiosum

    Molloscum Contagiosum (MC) is a virus that causes pimple-like lumps on the body.

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    STIs

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  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)

    Pubic Lice (Crabs) are small parasites that grip onto the hair in the genital area.

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    STIs

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  • Scabies

    Scabies are tiny mites (smaller than crabs) that burrow under the skin to lay eggs.

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    STIs

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  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is a bacterial infection that infects the penis, throat or anus and then spreads to different parts of the body through the bloodstream.

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    STIs

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  • Thrush

    Thrush (Candidiasis) is an infection caused by yeast called Candida Albicans.

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    STIs

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