Sexually Transmitted Infections & Blood Borne Viruses

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections caused by certain bacteria, viruses and other organisms passed on through unprotected sexual activity.

They can be passed from person to person through any form of sexual activity, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. Some STIs can be passed through skin-to-skin contact alone.

STIs are very common, but luckily most infections are easy to test for and easy to treat.

SHINE SA has a range of information on specific STIs as well as an overview of STIs.

We're experts in STIs

SHINE SA's health professionals are experts in STIs and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). Our non-judgemental staff can help you get tested, and if needed, treated.

Information on Mpox

Although it is not classified as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), mpox (formerly monkeypox) can be spread through physical contact during sexual activity.

Want to get the facts?

Our information is reviewed by experienced sexual health doctors and nurses.

Are you a health professional or worker? This information is also available as a PDF Fact Sheet to provide to clients.

Speak to our Sexual Healthline

Have questions about STIs? Speak to SHINE SA's free Sexual Healthline.