Now, with InstantScripts, you can simplify the entire process of getting an STI test by taking it online! Simply fill out a digital consultation and we’ll send you your pathology request form in just minutes. After your blood test, your results will be viewable via the InstantScripts app, and sent to your email in just a few days.
It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Many people can suffer from a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) without even knowing it. An untreated STI not only poses a risk to your own health, but to the health of any sexual partners you may have. STIs can lead to more serious health problems, and can even leave you vulnerable to other conditions, such as HIV.
The CDC recommends that all sexually active people get a full sexual health screening at least once a year. But if you think you may have contracted an STI, you can’t afford to wait.
InstantScripts is making it as quick, easy and efficient as possible to get your pathology request form online. Simply fill out our digital consultation and select the blood tests you need:
Sometimes you can have an STI without even realising it, so it’s important to be able to recognise the signs. Remember, not everyone will exhibit symptoms after contracting an STI, so if you’re worried, it’s always best to consult a doctor.
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI. People who have contracted the infection often exhibit no early symptoms, or their symptoms are so mild that they go unnoticed. This is why Chlamydia is often referred to as a ‘silent’ infection, and why doctors recommend an annual screening.
Symptoms of Chlamydia in women include:
Symptoms of Chlamydia in men include:
Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and often targets warm, moist areas of the body, such as the urethra, eyes, throat, vagina, anus or the female reproductive tract.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in women:
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in men:
The early symptoms of Syphilis can be easily missed and can even go years without being diagnosed. Syphilis is usually divided into four main stages:
Primary stage: Usually occurring about three to four weeks after contracting the bacteria, the first sign is usually a small, round sore known as a chancre. Highly contagious but usually painless, the sore may appear wherever the bacteria entered the body, including the mouth, genitals or rectum.
Secondary stage: During the second stage of Syphilis, you may develop skin rashes or a sore throat. While the rash usually appears on the palms or soles of the feet, it may be found anywhere on the body.
Other symptoms can include:
Latent Stage: At this stage, the primary and secondary symptoms will vanish and there will be no other evident symptoms. Don’t be fooled by this stage, the bacteria will still be in your body.
Tertiary stage: This is the final stage of Syphilis, which can occur years or even decades after the initial infection. Tertiary Syphilis can be life-threatening, and may cause any of the following outcomes:
Hepatitis B is spread via the bodily fluids of infected people. The condition affects the liver. Impacting people of all ages, the symptoms of Hepatitis B include:
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation. It more commonly occurs through contact with infected blood, but can also be contracted through sexual intercourse.
There are two types of Hepatitis C: acute Hepatitis C and Chronic Hepatitis C. Chronic Hepatitis C is often considered a ‘silent’ infection, and won’t cause symptoms until enough damage has been done to the liver.
Acute Hepatitis C lasts six months or less. Symptoms include:
Causing damage to the immune system, HIV reduces your body’s ability to fight off illness, and is transmitted through bodily fluid such as blood, semen, vaginal and rectal fluids and breast milk. Left untreated, HIV is likely to result in AIDS.
Symptoms of HIV can vary from mild to severe, may come and go, and can often be mistaken for flu symptoms. Signs to look out for include:
STI symptoms can vary widely, often showing no signs at all, or being mistaken for less serious conditions such as a cold. That’s why it’s vital that you get tested annually to protect yourself and prevent the spread of these infections.
If you suspect that you may have contracted an STI, it’s important that you act fast and book a blood test today.
Yes. InstantScripts’ pathology request forms are written by real, RACGP-certified doctors and will be accepted at any clinic.
There’s a $20 fee associated with obtaining a pathology request with InstantScripts.
Once we’ve received the results of your blood test, they’ll become viewable via the InstantScripts app. We’ll also send a copy of your results to your email. If you need to discuss your results, you can organise a Telehealth consultation to speak with one of our doctors.
You’ll typically be able to view your blood test results within 1-2 business days.
All consultations and data are kept 100% confidential.
Patient personal information is stored in secure cloud storage and encrypted in the database. All data is safely stored in Australian data centres.