For those new to adulthood, the health system can appear a large and confusing world. But is it really? We ask young people about their experiences.
Young people offer their advice on getting a sexual health check-up.
You’re out the door; next stop Bali or Thailand or Fiji! An exciting adventure is the only thing on your calendar and you’re ready for some sun & fun with your mates. You’re up for anything: partying, hook-ups, or maybe even getting a tattoo or piercing. You’ll see where the moment takes you.
With the swirl of excitement surrounding your upcoming trip, you may not be thinking much about the risks (even though your parents are). Something to consider is the potential risk of getting a sexually transmissible infection (STI) or blood-borne virus (BBV). Did you know that they are more common in many countries overseas than in Australia; and in many places, the number of people infected with HIV each year is higher too?
We prove sexual health check-ups are more common than you might think.
We ask for advice on having a good time overseas and not getting an STI.
We find out what the ways are that a person can get BBVs like Hep B, Hep C and HIV?
We find out what exactly is a BBV or Blood Born Virus?
We hear from young people about whether they got a health check after having a tattoo or piercing done.
Personal stories about some of the things not to forget when having a tattoo or piercing done overseas.
Young people talk about some of the dangers of having a tattoo or piercing done overseas.