I did my test on the 21 Feb at Oxford st, is been almost a month now and I have still haven't got my result, just wondering when I can to get my result back?
Hi, Thanks for your question. Results from a[TEST] Oxford Street are managed by our clinical partners, the Sydney Sexual Health Centre. To obtain your results, give them a call direct on 02 9382 7440 and they will provide them to you.
I had sex for the first Time and it was a protective one which we didn't even kiss but the following day I started feeling burns in my mouth and sick
Hi, It is a bit hard to understand risk based on your description of events. If you are concerned about the transmission of HIV or STIs, we recommend speaking to a doctor or nurse about your situation. In NSW, contact the Sexual Health Info Link to find the appropriate referral pathway. Contact details below: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/
If you would like to learn more about HIV and STIs, prevention strategies and testing information, visit our Ending HIV Platform for comprehensive sexual health information: www.endinghiv.org.au
Hi endinghiv! My name is Jack. Yesterday I had sex with a stranger. I am really worried about that. I would like to buy Prep quickly before 72 hrs. How can I buy it on rush please? Thanks so much!
Hi Jack, It sounds like you are referring to post exposure prophylaxis, or PEP. PEP is a course of pills taken following a possible exposure to HIV. PEP significantly reduces the risk that a person will acquire HIV from a risk incident. PEP must be initiated with 72 hours of a risk and the sooner the better. For these reasons, it is important to act fast. The fastest way to get PrEP in NSW is to report to an emergency room at your local hospital. Details about PEP and other ways to obtain PEP here: endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/pep/
Hi, i am a gay Asian guy and have reason to believe there's a minor low chance that i've been infected with Hiv today out of uncharacteristic carelessness. I rather not share my story but want to know how much is the HIV test and whether it is a good idea to test myself in 3 months time after the incubation period.
There are a range of things for you to consider, including post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and details about HIV/STI testing.
If you think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, it is important to consider post exposure prophylaxis (PEP). PEP is a course of pills taken following a possible exposure to HIV. PEP significantly reduces the risk that a person will acquire HIV from a risk incident, must be initiated with 72 hours of a risk and the sooner the better. For these reasons, it is important to act fast. While this might not be an option for you in this particular event, it would be wise to memorise this strategy in case something similar happens in the future. Details about PEP and how to obtain PEP here: endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/pep/
For HIV testing, any sexual health clinic in NSW is able to provide you with a free HIV and STI screen without you needing a Medicare card. ACON also runs a[TEST], a peer run HIV/STI testing service in Newtown, Surry Hills, Kings Cross and Oxford Street. This is a free service that does not require you to have a medicare card either. If you would like to book an appointment at a[TEST] visit our website:
If you would like to find out where you nearest Sexual Health Clinic is check out NSW Health’s website here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/sexualhealth/pages/sexual-health-clinics.aspx
The window period refers to the time between potential exposure to HIV infection and the point when HIV can be detected by HIV tests.
This can range from six weeks to three months, depending on what test you receive. The only person who can provide you that information is the healthcare provider doing your testing, so make sure to ask when you get tested. To learn more about how HIV is transmitted and get guidance about the tests used in sexual health clinics, call the Sexual Health Information Line (SHIL). There number is 1800 451 624 and their website is here: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/
I am a 28-year-old asian male studying in Australia. I met an Australian guy in his 30s on Mar 6. We didn't do anything anal or oral. However, he stroked his penis and then touch my anus and penis (the tip of it). The finger didn't get in my anus. During the whole time, I was the only one naked and his clothes were always on. I am worried about the fact that his precum might have come in contact with any part of my mucous membrane. I am not sure about whether he touched the precum and immediately touched me. He also used saliva as lube to stroke my penis.
Considering my situation, am I at risk of contracting HIV? Any advice for me now? I have not been sleeping well for the past days.
Based on what you have told us the risk of you contracting HIV is extremely unlikely. The main way gay men get HIV is from anal sex without any HIV prevention method such as condoms, PrEP, or choosing partners with an undetectable viral load. To learn more about HIV prevention and safer sex, check out the Stay Safe section of our Ending HIV platform: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/
If you feel that the transmission of HIV is causing you a good deal of stress and anxiety, even from very low risk scenarios, it could be a good idea to speak to a counsellor or doctor about how to best manage that stress. You can register to speak to an ACON counsellor here: https://www.acon.org.au/what-we-are-here-for/mental-health/#lgbti-counselling
Alternatively, you can contact the Sexual Health Info Link, a service run by sexual health nurses who provide education and referrals on all topics related to sexual health. Hours and contact details can be found here: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/
I have done hiv test 7 months back its was negetive my body getting rashes now again i want to do hiv test or not
Hi there, if you are a sexually active gay man it is recommended that you get an STI and HIV test every 3 months. To learn more about HIV testing as well as other HIV prevention strategies, read over our Ending HIV Platform here: https://endinghiv.org.au/
In terms of your rash, that could be from a variety of things and not something we can answer here. Please book in to see a doctor or sexual health nurse to have a better look.
For details on where to test or any other sexual health questions, call the Sexual Health Information Link. Contact details can be found here: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/
What about the HIV-1 and 2 antigen/antibody test in 10 days, 42 days, 62 days and 108 days negative? What is common test in nsw ?
NSW has a range of HIV tests that are used, all with different sensitivity windows. To confirm which test is being used the best person to talk to is the health professional who is providing you with the test.
Further, if you feel that the transmission of HIV is causing you a good deal of stress and anxiety, it could be a good idea to speak to a counsellor or doctor about how to best manage that stress. You can register to speak to an ACON counsellor here: https://www.acon.org.au/what-we-are-here-for/mental-health/#lgbti-counselling
How reliable is the 4th generation HIV test at 6+ weeks? Is it conclusive?
Thanks for the question! Without knowing the specifics of which test you had been given it’s hard for us to comment. We would recommend speaking with the health care professional that gave you the test as they would be able to advise you on the test’s sensitivity and accuracy.
If rubbing the male penis to abdomen of another person and cum on it, can hiv spread
Hi, thank you for your question. The sexual acts you have described would not put someone at risk of acquiring HIV. For HIV transmission to occur there needs to be an entry point into the blood stream. As there is no entry point on the abdomen (unless there is a large cut or wound) this is not possible. To understand the risks involved in different sexual acts please check-out our risk calculator here: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/risk-calculator/. If you are still concerned and would like to talk to a sexual health nurse, you can call the sexual health info link on 1800 451 624.