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What may be the problem when somebody had difficulty when urinating and at the end you see some blood coming out

Thanks for your question. Painful urination and discharge from your penis may be a sign of an STI, but they are not a sign of HIV. There are also a range of other conditions that could cause the same symptoms. You should see a doctor or sexual health nurse as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms and possible treatment pathways.

Hello. Are unclean sex toys capable of transmitting HIV? unclean: unwashed (not used by anyone else)

Hi, thank you for your question. If not one else had used the sex toy, and there was no reason that it would have been exposed to HIV, then it isn’t possible for a sex toy to transmit HIV. If you were using unclean sex toys, it would be possible, however, for bacteria to build up on the sex toy and cause a bacterial infection. We always recommend that you thoroughly wash your sex toys after you use them. https://endinghiv.org.nz/sex/sex-toys

I want to ask that I have never had a sex in my life neither I want to but I want to ask that I am guy I like to lick vaigina(oral sex) just for one .does it put me any effect or any disease?

Hi, thank you for your question. The chance of acquiring HIV through oral sex is considered negligible. However, it is possible to receive a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from performing oral sex. Most commonly that would be an STI such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia. Often STI’s are asymptomatic (meaning there are no symptoms), so the only way to know if you’ve acquired an STI is to get a sexual health check-up. You can get a sexual health test at a sexual health clinic or your doctor. If you need more information please feel free to call the sexual health info link on 1800 451 624.

I had sex for the first Time and it was a protective one which we didn't even kiss but the following day I started feeling burns in my mouth and sick

Hi, It is a bit hard to understand risk based on your description of events. If you are concerned about the transmission of HIV or STIs, we recommend speaking to a doctor or nurse about your situation. In NSW, contact the Sexual Health Info Link to find the appropriate referral pathway. Contact details below: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/ If you would like to learn more about HIV and STIs, prevention strategies and testing information, visit our Ending HIV Platform for comprehensive sexual health information: www.endinghiv.org.au

How long you’ll know if you’re infected with STI’s?

Many STIs can be asymptomatic, which means that you might not show any symptoms at all. Because of this the only way to know if you have an STI is to get tested. We recommend to get tested (both for HIV and STIs) once every 3 months if you are sexually active.

Hi. I am a male who had penetrative sex (vaginal) with a condom 3.5 weeks ago. Since than I have had itching on the scrotum. I am very worried I have HSV2. The woman has HSV2

Hi, thank you for your question. HSV2 can be transmitted via skin to skin contact, so it is possible for this to have happened. Given that you know the status of your sexual partner, and you may be experiencing symptoms, we would strongly recommend that you go and visit your doctor and have a sexual health check-up. It is also important that you communicate that you suspect you may have been exposed to HSV2. This is to make sure the doctor does a comprehensive check-up and prescribes the right treatments if necessary.

my balls are red and painful

Hi, thanks for your question. Red, swollen or painful balls are possible symptoms of an STI. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s definitely a good idea to visit a doctor or sexual health clinic so they can have a look and test you if necessary. If based in NSW, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 to find your nearest sexual health clinic.

Hey. I’m 19 and I just found I have chlaymidya but my boyfriend doesn’t know.. we always use condom.. we have only been together for a week.. what should I do... he doesn’t know I had sex with another guy before we got to getting... and if you have taken the table to get rid of chlaymidya.. does it work if you have getting head as well.. do the table work for your throat as well or do you need different ones??? Thank you

Hi, thanks for your question. It can seem scary to tell your boyfriend (or sexual partners) that you have an STI, but the best thing to do is be open and honest. This is important because they may need to get tested and treated as well. You should also refrain from having sex until you have completed your treatment, otherwise, you run the risk of infecting your boyfriend (or sexual partners) and acquiring chlamydia again. Given that you are concerned about treatment working on your throat, and you may have passed on chlamydia to your boyfriend (or sexual partners) we would advise that you go back and speak to your medical professional.

Is there any cure for herpes?because im taking this acyclovir for too long around 2years and still i have herpes i am scared that i'll pass it to my wife:(

Hi, thanks for your question. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for herpes. While it is possible to treat outbreaks of herpes with medications and ointments, once you have the herpes virus it is with you for life. Many, many people carry the herpes virus without knowing it. Many people do not experience outbreaks (sores or wounds) at all , some may experience them once or twice, and some may have outbreaks relatively often. While it is possible to transmit herpes to others from skin to skin contact, it is more likely if you are having an outbreak. It’s a good idea to talk to a trusted doctor about your options for managing herpes. There are many effective treatments which may lessen the severity and length of the outbreak. It’s also important to remember that herpes is extremely common, and it is definitely nothing to be ashamed of! If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!