PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED FROM 26 MARCH 2020 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE GREENLANE CLINICAL CENTRE:
Due to the planned escalation of the government's COVID 19 response to level 4 in the next 48 hours we are restricting our face to face appointments to urgent issues only.
Please do not walk into the clinics. All patients will need to be spoken to by a nurse before being seen.
We will have only limited capacity for doing STI testing as the labs will be busy with increased testing for COVID 19. We will be prioritising people with STI symptoms and people with syphilis or suspected syphilis or people who need HIV PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis).
We will be doing telephone consultations for most issues. If you are on medication for HIV please contact us if you have less than 30 days of medication supply and we will arrange a prescription to be faxed to a pharmacy.
We will not be providing PrEP medications until the COVID response has been downgraded by the government. You can safely stop taking PrEP once you have taken 2 consecutive daily doses after your last risk (48 hours). Please contact us if you are concerned about any possible symptoms of STI or HIV.
We urge people to please take the advice of the government seriously and stay home unless you are working in essential services. This means limiting social contact to people living in the same household. If we all play our part we can get back to normal living much sooner; remember we are all in this together.
The Auckland Sexual Health Regional Service aims to provide sexual health care that is client focused, culturally appropriate and of an excellent standard. We are a specialist service offering free and confidential sexual health care including:
diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and other related conditions including genital skin conditions, genital pain and sexual dysfunction, reproductive health including contraceptive advice
sexual health counseling
gender affirming health care, including initiation of hormonal therapies, for gender diverse and transgender clients
sexual health education, including Peer Sexuality Support Programmes for schools
The Adult Sexual Assault Service (The Pohutukawa Clinic) provides specialist medical care for adults who been sexually assaulted or abused.
Have you had sex with someone new?
Have you got concerns?
Has someone you've had sex with told you they have an infection?
The following symptoms may indicate a sexually transmitted infection and we would suggest you attend for a check-up or ring for further advice:
A discharge from the penis or vagina
Pain passing urine
Pain in the lower stomach, genitals or when having sexual intercourse
Lumps or swelling in the genital area
Genital sores or ulcers
Anal symptoms relating to sexual intercourse e.g. discharge or irritation
Not all sexually transmitted infections have symptoms. We advise a routine check-up 2 weeks after unprotected sex or if you have had a change in partner.