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Hi, I'm 25 years old male, virgin recently i did protected oral sex with my gf & I cum inside the condom, she also did rough hanjob which I felt pain in my p, instructed her to do slowly& sofly. No vaginal sex whatsoever, 4 days later I had a blister in outer side of my lips which later turn active bleeding wound & it disappeared afterwards I felt some sensation in softer part of my penis I scratched it with my fingers it turns into small red wound which I felt discomfort & worries me alot. 1. Did I put myself into risk of stds, protected oral sex I checked condom afterwards & it was intact 2. I don't felt burning sensation when urinating & discharge, I taught this was safe sex how worried should I be? 3. Do you think rough hand job can cause pain in the penis & intense scratching penis with fingers can turn it into sore. 4. I'm worried do u think I Ned to run std test or I will buy ailment from pharmacist. I'm frustrated Kindly help

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex with a condom and handjobs are considered very low to no risk for most STIs. The blister in your mouth and discomfort in your penis can be caused by many different things that are not STI-related. Having an STI isn’t too big of a concern because many STIs have treatments. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic to be aware of their own health. If you have more concerns, we recommend having a chat with your doctor or calling the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

What is sTI

Hi, Thanks for your question. STI stands for sexually transmitted infection. They can be passed on through sexual intercourse, oral sex, exchange of bodily fluids or skin to skin contact. There are many types of STIs and many have treatments. However, it’s always better to reduce your risk of getting an STI by using condoms and testing regular. A lot of STIs don’t show symptoms so we recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic to make sure you are aware of your health. You can read up more about STIs and the different types on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/sti/

Hi my name is Zeke lyne-spink and I am afraid I may have std. Could you please send me a welcome pack so I can read about it and get tested as soon as possible?

Hi Zeke, Thanks for your question. Information on STIs can be found on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/sti/ We recommend anyone who is sexually active to get tested regularly with their doctor or at a sexual health clinic. If you’re living in NSW, you can find your nearest sexual health clinic here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ For more information, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a person can have a chat to you about your situation.

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.