Testing is available at:
*If your doctor doesn’t direct bill Medicare you may have to pay a fee.
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:
Find a general practice
Treatment today is highly effective and means you can live a long and healthy life with HIV.
Getting tested is the only way to know your status. If you do have HIV, an early diagnosis and starting treatment as soon as possible is the best way to stay healthy.
There are lots of testing options including a blood test, a finger stick test or a rapid test. Your results are 100% private.
Effective treatment stops you passing on HIV to others. Routine testing means you are looking after yourself and your partners. Ask for a test today.
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).
Are you an international student and want further information about how to navigate the NSW Health system? Visit the
International Student Health Hub.
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.
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).