Auckland: 09 522 0227

Services we offer:

Management and advice on STIs

  • Sexual health checks
  • Management of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas and mycoplasma genitalium infections
  • Male urethritis

HPV

  • Questions about HPV answered
  • Correct and up to date advice on how you get it, how it is passed on, treatment options and what happens in the future
  • How it is related to smear results, colposcopy, treatment to the cervix
  • Correct and up to date advice on how HPV affects males, vaccination for males and head & neck cancers
  • Advice relating to the HPV vaccine

Genital herpes

  • Confirmation of the diagnosis of genital herpes
  • Correct and up to date advice on how you get it, how it is passed on, treatment options, what happens in the future
  • Management for recurrent genital herpes

Discharge Problems

  • Come and see us if you have discharge that is recurring or have had previous treatment that has not helped
  • Specialist laboratory investigation, treatment options and followup
  • Discharge in females can be 'normal' (i.e. physiological) or it can be related to other causes. Discharge in males is not normal.

Chronic thrush (candidiasis)

  • Come and see us if you have recurrent thrush, 'negative' test results or have had previous treatment that has not helped
  • We provide specialist laboratory testing for candida, confirmation of the diagnosis of recurrent candidiasis
  • Specialist management which often involves a 6 month course of antifungal medication (6 months) and a specific skin care routine
  • Correct and up to date advice on diets, alternative medicines, partner treatment

Recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV)

  • BV is caused by an imbalance of the normal vaginal flora, causing an increase in vaginal discharge an unpleasant odour
  • BV will often get better (and recur) by itself. BV does not require treatment if you have no symptoms
  • Treatment is usually with antibiotics called Metronidazole, taken for 7 days
  • If BV is recurrent, this can cause problems with ongoing discharge and odour
  • Treatment of recurrent BV can be frustrating but there are treatment options that we can offer you

Vulval and Penile Skin problems

  • We have extensive expertise in the diagnosis and management of specific skin conditions that affect the genital skin; such as chronic dermatitis, Lichen Sclerosus, Psoriasis and Lichen Planus
  • These require specialist diagnosis and management

Male Genital Problems

  • Skin problems affecting the penis, foreskin and genital area
  • Chronic urethral symptoms and discharge
  • Chronic genital pain

Pain with Sex (Vestibulitis/ Vulvodynia)

  • Vulvodynia is the term used to describe the sensation of burning and soreness of the vulva in the absence of any obvious skin condition or infection
  • Pain commonly occurs during sexual intercourse or when using tampons. Pain can also be present all the time
  • Although the cause is unknown, chronic inflammation from frequent thrush infections, hormonal changes, poor sexual arousal or chronic skin conditions can be a trigger for vulvodynia to occur
  • Pain with penetration of the vagina will often result in tight pelvic muscles which contribute to the pain
  • It is important to see a specialist who is experienced at assessing and managing this condition
  • There are many different treatments available and management is tailored to suit the individual. A combined approach usually works best and these include creams applied to the vulval area, referral to specialist physiotherapy, counselling or pain medication
  • Most women are very relieved just knowing that the pain is real and has a name