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.
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).