This HIV Awareness week,  1-7 June 2022, take some extra care of yourself!

Ask for a HIV test – it is easy, confidential, and can also be free.  Let’s make HIV testing a regular part of anyone’s routine health care.

HIV testing is easy and confidential

Your results are 100% private.

A Dried Blood Spot test is a private and personal way to test for HIV and hepatitis C

This finger prick test kit can be ordered online and sent to your home or a mailing address of your choice.  You can order the test if you are:

  • a man who has had sex with men
  • a person with a transgender history
  • a person born overseas, or whose parents were born overseas, or who speaks a language other than English at home
  • an Aboriginal person
  • a person who currently injects drugs or has ever injected drugs
  • a person who has ever been or is in prison.

Who should get tested for HIV?

Positive Life NSW encourages everyone who is sexually active and believes you have been at risk, regardless of your age, gender identity or sexual orientation, to get a HIV test.  HIV does not discriminate between anyone in the community.

Almost 10% of people with HIV in NSW don’t know they have HIV, which means over 11,000 people in NSW do not know they are living with HIV.  When HIV is diagnosed early, effective treatments mean all people living with HIV can have a long and healthy life.

You should especially get tested for HIV if you:

You can have a confidential conversation about HIV, STI prevention and testing, or HIV symptoms and treatment by calling the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 (free call).

Are you an international student and want further information about how to navigate the NSW Health system? Visit the International Student Health Hub.

Different ways to prevent HIV

For more information please visit NSW Health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
housing support for people living with HIV
Ageing Support
Treatments and Managing your HIV