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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 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/

hi i had hiv test 4 gen after 23 and 38 and 10 weeks and pcr test at the day 48 and all was negative knowing i tested the girl after we had sex 25 day hiv 4 gen test and she was negative

Hi, thank you for your question. In this situation the best thing for you to do is to chat to your doctor or sexual health nurse as you have had multiple tests, but also had sex during the middle of those tests.

I had the HIV test at 6 weeks including the rapid and further blood tests and the tests all came back negative. I was told that the lab tests were considered accurate and conclusive. Is that correct?

Hi, thank you for your question. While we advise that the window period (the time it takes for a test to detect HIV antibodies) can take up to three months, some tests can detect HIV antibodies as early as 4 weeks. It really depends on the type of HIV blood test you get and the nurse of doctor who administered the test would be able to tell you. If they have told you that it is accurate and conclusive then you can take it to be so.

Pls I have rashes around my genital (penis). I have not been to the hospital to consult and find out what the problem is due to finances. But I'm really scared. Pls provide for me a way in which I can send you pictures of that. Initially it was itching, I took some antibiotics and also applied a tube called CLERNEX-FORT CREAM. (Broad spectrum antimycotic with fungal action) and the itching stops but the rashes are still there. Do something about my worry.

Hi, thank you for your question. We really can’t provide medical advice for what sounds like an STI. While it is both worrying and may cost money the best thing you can do for your health is to visit a doctor or sexual health clinic as they will be able to diagnose what is going on and provide you with the correct medical treatment.

Hi i gave fellatio with an ulcer in my mouth. I rolled my tongue around the head and put it on my lips but it did not go much into my mouth. No Ejaculation but im not sure about precum. I got tested at 14th day 4th generation and was negative. 20th day and ive got a scratchy throat no fever and other symptom solely a Sorethroat. Its 7 more days till my next hiv test. Should i be worried about being positive? Im fearful of what will happen.

Hi, thanks for your question. The window period for HIV can be up to three months, and the only way to know if it is shorter in your specific case is to talk to the health professional that is giving you the test, as they would have a much better understanding. In terms of symptoms, this could be due to any number of reasons, however, it is really best to talk to a health professional. If you are in NSW you can call the Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624 and speak to a nurse about your concerns over the phone.

Hi, I was wondering if a blood test is necessary for testing, as I've never had one before nor am I comfortable around needles. If anything I wouldn't want to get a blood test. I do want to get tested but, is it necessary to have a blood test too? Thanks for answering!

Hi, thank you for your question. When doing a comprehensive sexual health check-up, it is necessary to get a blood test in order to check for HIV and syphilis. If you are scared of needles, we would strongly recommend having a discussion with your health professional as they will be able to help come up with strategies.