Sexual Health

Our doctors at O’Brien Street Practice are experienced in diagnosing and treating Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

STIs are on the rise in Australia and often don’t cause symptoms. We recommend regular check-ups for all people who are sexually active.

For men who have sex with men we follow the STIGMA guidelines that advise a sexual health check up every 3-12 months depending on the number of sexual partners you have. A standard check-up will include urine, swabs and blood tests for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia.

Heterosexuals are advised to have regular sexual checks ups if they have multiple partners or are under the age of 30.

After your check up results will be available within about 3 working days. You will usually be asked to return to collect your results during a brief follow-up consultation.

Many people have difficulties with sexual function such as erection problems (erectile dysfunction). If you have any concerns please talk to your doctor at ESD. Note that all consultations and results are strictly confidential.


Sexual Health Physicians

 Dr Carol Khaw and Dr Danae Kent are Sexual Health Physicians that consult at O'Brien Street Practice and are happy to see patients with a written referral from another Medical Practitioner. Please refer to main link on home page for further details on their availability and services.

 

OFFICE HOURS: MON-FRI: 9AM - 5PM

We see patients by appointment only- call us on 8231 4026 and our reception team will arrange a suitable time with an available doctor.