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.


Living healthy with HIV is now a reality

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.

HIV testing is easy and confidential

It is a simple blood test and 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.

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.

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 24 February 2021
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health