You are at risk of an STI whether it’s the first time you have unprotected sex or the 100th time.
Often you cannot tell if a sexual partner has an STI. Some people may not even know they are infected. You risk getting an STI from any partner who has had, or is having, unsafe sex with another person.
Cases of Chlamydia have increased by 43% in the last 10 years, and on the Gold Coast, Syphillis infections are on the rise!
In 2019, the highest rates of chlamydia were from 1.Metro North, 2.Metro South and 3.Gold Coast.
STI checks are recommended every 3-6mths for people with multiple partners. Every 1-2 years for those with one partner.