Dried Blood Spot (DBS) is a private way to test for HIV and hepatitis C

DBS​ is a finger prick test kit that can be ordered online and sent to your home OR a mailing address of your choice.

You can order the test if you are:

Ask for a HIV test today

Testing is available at:

*If your doctor doesn’t direct bill Medicare you may have to pay a fee.


Who should get tested for HIV?

You should get tested for HIV if you:

You can have a confidential conversation about HIV/STI prevention and testing, HIV symptoms and treatment by calling the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 (free call).

Prevent HIV and STIs – learn the basics today

The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) is to practice safe behaviours:

Talk to your doctor about taking PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) – this is where people at high risk who don’t have HIV, take a pill every day to prevent them from becoming infected with HIV.

Treatment for HIV now means a long and healthy life

Highly effective treatment for HIV now means you can live a long and healthy life. If you get tested for HIV you can know your status and if you have HIV, start treatment as soon as possible.

Effective treatment stops you passing HIV to others - not knowing you have HIV could mean passing it on to others. Ask for a test today.

Someone confidential to talk to

You can have a confidential conversation with a nurse about STI and HIV symptoms, testing, prevention and treatment by calling the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 (freecall).

NSW Sexual Health Infolink - 1800 451 624 
Current as at: Wednesday 27 May 2020
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health