There is no shame in arming yourself with accurate information.
Below you will find a list of great resources and websites to answer any questions you might have about STIs and sexual health.
Click on the organisation name to be directed to their website.
Bendigo Community Health – With a strong connection to their community and over 35 years of local health experience, Bendigo Community Health Services has a unique capacity to understand local health issues and respond to their consumers through a broad range of services and partnerships.
Better Health Channel website – Australia’s leading health, medical and lifestyle website.
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health - CERSH: Smart and Deadly – A DVD with a series of videos performed by young Aboriginal people about STIs and BBVs. It includes a video about what happens in a Chlamydia test and funny clips breaking down STIs and BBVs.
Family Planning Victoria - FPV’s focus is sexual and reproductive health care, education and advocacy. Their vision is sexual and reproductive health for all Victorians and our mission is to provide leadership in public policy, education and clinical care.
Headspace- headspace centres are located across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia. Each centre can help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug or work and study issues. Centres are built and designed with input from young people so they don’t have the same look or feel as other clinical services.
Hepatitis Victoria– Hepatitis Victoria is the peak community organisation working across the State for people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis Victoria have a long history of ensuring the community has access to information, treatment and care.
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre – MSHC is Victoria’s leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections. MSHC has a Pharmacy onsite. All medications prescribed at MSHC to treat STIs are free of charge at the MSHC Pharmacy.
Multicultural Health and Support Service – The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) is a unique agency that provides specialist information, training and support on cultural diversity and wellbeing. They work to ensure that everyone in Australia has access to vital services such as health and education. Where people cannot access services due to cultural, language or educational barriers, they help tailor these services to their needs.
STI Health – The campaign provides young people with important information about the transmission, symptoms, treatment and, most importantly, the prevention of STIs.
TESTme - A free service of Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) for rural Victorians aged 25 years and younger, rural Victorian men who have sex with men and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation – The main aim of the unit is to support VACCHO member organisations to provide up-to-date sexual and reproductive health care through the provision of advocacy, training, support and health promotion services.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service – VAHS was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian Aboriginal communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community. VAHS has a dedicated sexual health nurse Sandra Gregson.
Young People’s Health Service - YPHS is a nurse led primary health care service that provides opportunistic and strategic health interventions to young people who are homeless or marginalised between the ages of 12 and 24 years in Melbourne’s CBD.