What are STIs?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) include bacterial infections (syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia), viruses (HIV, Herpes, HPV), and parasites (Pubic lice, Scabies).

STIs can increase the likelihood of HIV transmission so regular testing and prompt treatment is recommended. For people living with HIV, having an existing STI can increase HIV viral load and decrease your CD4 count.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise among gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) including HIV positive men. When testing for HIV a full sexual health check should be performed including STIs. Hepatitis B and C. Anal and oral swabs for syphilis and gonorrhoea should also be performed. These infections are sometimes asymptomatic. 

We recommend regular sexual health testing

If you are sexually active, it is recommended that you get tested for STIs every three months, even if you are using condoms consistently. 

Most STIs can be asymptomatic which is another good reason for regular testing.

The Drama Down Under Campaign

Learn about the most common STIs affecting men who have sex with men and what to expect when getting tested as well as frequency of testing. Other campaign content includes;

  • Vaccine information
  • An anonymous service to notify partners of STIs
  • List of clinics for testing
  • ‘Testing reminders’ feature

Clinic 30

30 Helen Street, Teneriffe, QLD 4000

Phone for an appointment 07 3017 1777

Email enquiries clinic30@quac.org.au

Doctor availability (by appointment only):

Dr Tracy Schrader (S100 Prescriber)
Monday 10.00am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 11.00am – 2.30pm
Thursday 11.ooam – 4.30pm
Friday 11.00am – 2.30pm

Dr Bella George (S100 Prescriber)
Monday 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Thursday 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Walk-in Service ( no appointment necessary)
Every Tuesday night – 6.00pm – 8.00pm (Full STI/HIV testing for gay men and msm)


Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre

Operates once a month on a Monday

Booking is essential

Call QuAC on (07) 3017 1777 to make an appointment

Current hours are 11am to 4pm

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre

22 Charles St, Pialba.


Queensland Sexual Health Services

For a full list of sexual health services across Queensland click here