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CEH response to Victorian HIV Strategy 2017-2020

CEH endorses the initiative of the Victorian HIV Strategy 2017-2020 and sees this as an opportunity for greater collaboration and coordination across the state. Most importantly, the strategy provides Victoria with the prospect of a new focus to ensure a more targeted...

What is sex?

Sex means different things to different people. Sex can include: Vaginal sex (penis in vagina) Oral sex (mouth to genitals) Anal sex (penis in anus) Dry humping or genital rubbing Fingering or hand jobs (hand to genitals) Masturbation (touching your own genitals for...

What is Syphilis?

Symptoms Many people do not get symptoms of syphilis immediately, but it can cause serious long-term effects if it is not treated. People who do get symptoms may get a painless ulcer, which can become a rash spread across the whole body. Why you need to see a doctor...

What is Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Symptoms Many people, especially women, do not experience symptoms from gonorrhoea, however it may still be...

What is Genital Warts? (HPV)

Genital warts, also known as human papilloma virus (HPV) is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI).   Symptoms Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus...

What is Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI).   Symptoms Many people have genital herpes without symptoms, but some people get blisters around their...

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Symptoms Many people do not experience symptoms from chlamydia, however it may still be doing damage to your...

What is Hepatitis C?

Everything you need to know about hepatitis is here  Hepatitis C is a virus (germ) that can cause damage to the liver. If left untreated it can lead to liver cancer. There are many different types of viral hepatitis, for example type A, B, C, D & E. Each type of...