In addition, testing for trichomoniasis and hepatitis C is recommended in this population.
|Chlamydia||Consider self-collection of samples for testing.|
|Gonorrhoea||Consider self-collection of samples for testing.
If NAAT test result is positive, take swab at relevant site(s) for culture, before treatment. Cultures are the preferred test for samples from non-genital sites.
|Trichomoniasis||Consider self-collection of samples for testing.|
|Hepatitis B||Vaccinate if not immune. Vaccination is free in most states/territories for sexual/household contacts.|
|Hepatitis C||Offer testing if history of injecting drug use, incarceration or unsafe tattoos. Repeat test if patient exposed within 6 month window period.
If antibody positive, test for hepatitis C NAAT to determine if patient has chronic hepatitis C.
|Syphilis||If clinical suspicion of syphilis, refer to the syphilis guideline.|
|HIV||Repeat test if patient exposed within previous 12 weeks (window period).|
|NAAT – Nucleic Acid Amplification Test|
Self-collection of specimens is acceptable and can be helpful in situations where the person is uncomfortable with the clinician collecting the sample directly or where consultation times are limited.
If test results are positive, refer to STI management section for advice on:
Even if all test results are negative, use the opportunity to: