Sexually Transmitted Infections or STIs (sometimes called sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs) are very common and most of us will have at least one STI in our lifetime. The good news, most STIs are curable, and all are treatable.
Signs and symptoms that might indicate an STI include:
What to look out for:
How to protect yourself:
Where to get help
Speak to your GP or contact our team on 0800 286 828
Syphilis is a complex infection with potentially tragic effects on pregnancy and long term health. In New Zealand, syphilis rates have been increasing since 2012, particularly in men who have sex with men (MSM). However, syphilis rates in heterosexual men and women have also been increasing.