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Can I test HIV at my house

Hi, thank you for the question. If you live in NSW you can order a free HIV and hepatitis C testing kit to your house. This is known as a dried blood spot kit, which will test for HIV and hepatitis C. You can order the kit from here: https://www.hivtest.health.nsw.gov.au/.

Is it possible to test for STIs in Sydney as a female overseas student? I don't have any symptoms, but I would like to prevent and make sure I don't have any infection. So, is there any institution?

Hi, thank you for your question. You can visit any sexual health clinic in Sydney without a Medicare card. If you follow this link, https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/sexualhealth/pages/sexual-health-clinics.aspx, it shows you a list of all the sexual health clinics in Sydney and where they are located. Alternatively, you can call the NSW Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse who will also be able to help you find your closest sexual health clinic.

Hi I have had yellow coated tongue for 4 months after unprotected vaginal sex 5 months ago. I have had 2 negative fungal tongue swabs and numerous sti tests all negative including hiv tests at 12 and 14 weeks?? Do I need a hiv test at 6 months ?? Oral specialists treatments not working

Hi, thank you for your questions. Given that you have had a HIV and full sexual health check-up 3 months after your risk encounter, it can be taken that your test results are conclusive. We can’t really provide you with any further information, other than to suggest that we would encourage you to continue to see your health practitioners as they are best positioned to provide you with the support you need.

Hi I went to a dominetrix recently and had body & anal licking also swallowing urine and feaces. Is there a HIV risk of these activities. I visited to STD clinic after 2days of sexual activity but was told to come after 14days for tests. After 3 days my mouth was itching & sored with lump nodes in my throught. I took antibiotics for couple of days But didn't work well. I want to know my health condition as soon as possible.

Hi, thank you for the question. In terms of HIV, what you have described would be low risk. This is because the fluids that transmit HIV are blood, semen, pre-cum, breast milk, vaginal fluid and rectal mucous. You are, however, at a much higher risk of contracting an STI such gonorrhoea, chlamydia and shigella. We would strongly recommend that you continue to have regular check-ups at your sexual health clinic and to get advice from them. If you live in NSW you can call the Sexual Health Info Link and chat to a nurse on 1800 451 624.

Hi. I am a male who had penetrative sex (vaginal) with a condom 3.5 weeks ago. Since than I have had itching on the scrotum. I am very worried I have HSV2. The woman has HSV2

Hi, thank you for your question. HSV2 can be transmitted via skin to skin contact, so it is possible for this to have happened. Given that you know the status of your sexual partner, and you may be experiencing symptoms, we would strongly recommend that you go and visit your doctor and have a sexual health check-up. It is also important that you communicate that you suspect you may have been exposed to HSV2. This is to make sure the doctor does a comprehensive check-up and prescribes the right treatments if necessary.

Hi my girlfriend in the Philippines is paranoid for me if I have an HIV/AIDS or STD's is it possible to get tests for these three in a same day? And how much would it cost me for these tests? I dont want her to be paranoid and to worry a lot thats why I want to be tested. Our last avrivity is 2months ago. Thank you.

Hi, thank you for your question. If you live in Australia, you can have a full sexual health screening at your local general practice or sexual health clinic, which will check for the most common sexually transmissible infections and HIV. In terms of costs, it is free at your local sexual health clinic. You may incur a fee if you have these tests at your local general practice. If you would like more detailed information and to find out where you can get tested you can call the Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse. Alternatively, you can also visit their website here: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/

Is there any treatment for HIV at early stages?

Hi, thank you for your question. It is recommended that if someone is diagnosed with HIV, that they should start antiretroviral therapy (HIV treatment) immediately, as this drastically decreases the long-term impacts of HIV on the immune system. In fact, if a medication regime is taking correctly, it can reduce the amount of HIV in blood to a level that is no longer detectable by tests. Not only does this undetectable viral load improve the health of a person living with HIV (it stops the virus from destroying the immune system) it also means there is no risk of HIV transmission. To learn more about why treatment should be started early, check out our page: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/

Do u have the drug that will cure virus

Hi, thank you for the question. Currently, there is no cure for HIV. The best treatment for HIV is known as antiretroviral therapy (HIV treatment), which involves a combination of antiretroviral drugs to suppress the HIV virus and stop the progression of HIV disease. When taken correctly, HIV treatment can reduce the amount of HIV in blood to a level that is no longer detectable by tests. Not only does this undetectable viral load improve the health of a person living with HIV (it stops the virus from destroying the immune system) it also means there is no risk of HIV transmission. This is not considered a cure because it requires a person with HIV to take medication daily in order to manage their HIV. To learn more about HIV treatment check out our page: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/all-about-treatment/

i have sex in 2 different person at my collage day ( 2 year back ) now i got married and iam carrying in 1st 4 week now soo i just need to know whether i have any issues according to HIV.

Hi thank you for the question. Without knowing more about your sexual encounters there isn’t much we can tell you. The best thing to do would be to have a full sexual health screening as they will be able to give you conclusive answers in terms of STI’s and HIV.