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Where Can I Find Out About Getting Tested and Getting Treatment?

Testing

Testing is the only way to find out if you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or blood borne virus (BBV). You may even be sick from an STI or BBV and not know it. The sooner you get tested you can then be treated with medication to stop you from getting sick. Ask your Doctor to test for a HIV, Hepatitis and all STI's. You can get a test at any Clinic34, Aboriginal Medical Service or where you go to see your Doctor. The Aboriginal sexual health staff at NTAHC can help you with any information you want to know about testing.

Treating

There are many STI's such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia and BBV's such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV and the treatment today is very good in helping you from getting sick or getting rid of a disease. Medications for treating STI's and BBV's such as hepatitis and HIV have changed. In most cases treatments are very good and easy to take. If you take other medications this might affect what treatment you can take but your doctor can talk to you about your options.