Melbourne: testing for STIs
January 18, 2013 7:23 PM Subscribe
Where in Melbourne, Australia can I be tested for STIs? I live in the eastern suburbs, so the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
isn't particularly convenient - though if it is cheaper/quicker for testing/results, I will consider making the trip there.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I am a sexually active bisexual man who thinks it's probably about time to be tested for STIs - just in case. I am pretty responsible when it comes to safe sex (condoms always for anal and vaginal sex, I don't swallow semen but I also don't use condoms/dams for oral sex which I know can carry a small risk), but I figure it's better to get these tests done, just in case.
I'd like to know if these services can be done at a bulk billing clinic under Medicare, if any of these are local to the (outer) eastern suburbs area of Melbourne, and what the turnaround time for test results are likely to be. I know some places can give test results same day, but maybe not for all tests? And maybe not all places?
I hate going to the doctors, but I'm trying to be responsible. Thanks in advance for the help.