Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC) has redeveloped its website with a new domain name of www.sshc.org.au

SSHC has used research, patient surveys and feedback to develop resources to create faster, accurate screening services for STIs which better target its priority populations — previously through SSHC’s Xpress Clinic and now through the SSHC website.

The website allows people to confidentially determine their level of risk for STIs with an online self-assessment tool. It uses specific information for SSHC’s primary target groups including people under 25, men who have sex with men, sex workers, Indigenous people, people with HIV/AIDS and injecting drug users.

SSHC director Associate Professor Anna McNulty said members of the public will access information on SSHC services, learn about safe sex practices and general sexual health information.

”This internet-based resource will enable individuals from any location, including regional and remote settings, to obtain sexual health information as well as finding important links to appropriate statewide services,” McNulty said.

SSHC’s on-site Xpress Clinic uses a touch-screen computer-assisted self-interview system, developed to increase testing frequency and reach untested high-risk populations.

A first for NSW, the Xpress Clinic has been operating at SSHC since December 2010.

INFO: The Xpress Clinic is at SSHC, Level 3, Nightingale Building, Sydney Hospital, Macquarie St. It is open 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday. NSW Sexual Health Information line 1800 451 624 (free call), or Sydney Sexual Health Centre on 02 9382 7440.

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