Monkeypox Vaccination Now Available
In response to the current global monkeypox (MPXV) outbreak, NSW Health has secured a supply of the 3rd generation smallpox vaccine ‘JYNNEOS.'
Vaccination will be available at most Sexual Health Services - see contact details on this page, call directly to book or discuss options or book online via: https://nswhealthvam.health.nsw.gov.au/mpxv.
Pop up vaccination clinics will also be held in Wagga Wagga and Queanbeyan:
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Vaccination Clinic, 6 Yathong Street
Tuesday 22 November 9am - 6pm
Queanbeyan Community Health, Ground floor, Queanbeyan Hospital, 107 Collett Street
29, 30 November and 1 December 9am - 4pm
To book at the Wagga or Queanbeyan clinic phone 1800 955 566 (8.00am - 4.30pm Monday-Friday). Walk ins also accepted.
More information about monkeypox is available on the NSW Health website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/monkeypox.aspx
If you have questions about monkeypox or need assistance booking online, contact the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.
About Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs)
Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are infections that can be passed on from one person to another during sex.
NSW Health provides up to date fact sheets on the most common STIs in Australia. These include: genital herpes, genital warts, Chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gonorrhoea, hepatitis B, syphilis and HIV.
You can call the NSW Sexual Health Infoline on 1800 451 624 for assistance.
Sexual Health Info Link - This is a confidential and anonymous state-wide service where experienced sexual health nurses will answer your questions on sexual health and sexually transmissible infections.
They can also provide referrals to services close to you. The service is available to the general public and also to health professionals.
Play Safe - Young people aged 15-29 can access sexual health information and ask questions on the NSW Health Playsafe website.
Play Safe Pro - We've collected the best tools for workers with young people around sexual health. Check out the organisational tools to help your service become more sexual health friendly,
The best way to protect yourself from STIs is to practice safe sex. Always use a condom when you have sex.
Testing for STIs involves taking swabs, providing a urine sample and blood test. Many STIs do not have any symptoms so regular STI check-ups are important. Discuss with your GP or local sexual health service.
Infectious Syphilis ALERT - For information for Aboriginal medical services, sexual health clinicians, general practitioners and antenatal services
If you are diagnosed with an STI your GP or sexual health service will prescribe treatment.
Telling your partners – If you test positive for an STI it is important to tell your partner/s so they can be checked and treated. This is called contact tracing or partner notification. Your doctor or nurse can help you with this or you can use the websites listed below.
Let Them Know - This website will help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk.
Better to Know - A resource designed especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to help inform partners who may be at risk of an STI.
How will our Sexual Health Service help you?
Our clinic staff provide free testing, management, support and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in a safe and private space.
We run programs to increase awareness of Sexual Health and supply information resources, free condoms and lubricant.
We provide Sexual Health Clinic Services that include:
- Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Testing for HIV, HIV monitoring, management and treatment
- Hepatitis A and B testing, diagnosis, and immunisation
- Hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment
- PEP - Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV and Hepatitis B
- PrEP- Pre Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV
We work with specific groups in our community:
- Men who have sex with men
- People with HIV
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds
- People who inject drugs
- People recently released from prison
- Sex Industry Workers
- Young people at risk