Dried Blood Spot - a private way to test for HIV and hep C

Dried Blood Spot (DBS) is a finger prick test that can be ordered online and sent to a mailing address of your choice.

You can order the test if you are:

Ask for a HIV test today

You can ask for a HIV test at a:

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

Get tested by a GP

Who should get tested for HIV?

You should get tested for HIV if you:

You can confidentially talk to a nurse 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:

You can also talk to your doctor about taking PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) – this is where people who don’t have HIV take a pill every day to prevent them from becoming infected.

Treatment for HIV now means a long and healthy life

Highly effective treatment for HIV now means a long and healthy life. By getting tested for HIV you can know your status and 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.

Need someone to talk to?

You can confidentially talk to 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 
Page Updated: Thursday 22 November 2018
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health