If you have been diagnosed with an STI, we encourage you to also ask your sexual partner(s) to get tested too. This is to protect their health and their well-being. Many infected people often don’t present with any signs or symptoms, but bear in mind that STIs are harmful to your health if left untreated. If you are considering getting your partner(s) to come forth for a testing, it is best you do it straight away. If you put off the idea for another day, you might never tell them what you intend to.
Think it’s hard to open up to your partner(s)? Don’t worry; many people have the same thought. But after talking to their partners, they realized it was really a lot easier than they thought it would be.
The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (Australia) has released some great and practical tips to help prepare you to talk to your partner(s) and getting them to come forward for a sexual health screening.
Click here for tips to talk to your EXISTING partner.
Click here for tips to talk to your EX-partner.
Do note that your partner(s) are encouraged to call DSC Clinic if they need to talk to someone about their sexual health. Our friendly counselors are always ready to assist and they are reachable at 1800 252 1324. Information leaflets are available in hardcopies at the clinic, and are also viewable online here. To visit DSC for a testing or screening, simply call our appointment hotline at 6293 9648.