Group of staff and consumers

See a GP

Most STI and HIV testing in NSW is conducted through General Practice (GPs). It’s a good idea for everyone who is sexually active to get a regular check-up. We recommend you see a GP for this.

Click here for a referral letter you can take to your GP.

Don’t have a regular GP?
Ask our nurses about the Friends of SSHC GP list for suggestions of GPs who do a lot of sexual health testing.

If you want help to find a local doctor or you would like further information, talk to sexual health nurse at the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.

Paid testing options

There are also some testing options available for you to test at home which involve a payment. These are privately run services which cost money to purchase and are not affiliated with Sydney Sexual Health Centre.

For more information, visit their websites (cost depends on whether or not you have Medicare.)

Stigma Health  

Smart Health  

The Rapid HIV home testing kit is also available across Australia and does not require a Medicare card. This device is now available in selected pharmacies. It only tests for HIV, not other STIs. For a comprehensive sexual health test you can see a GP.

HIV acquired in the last 3 months may not be detected by these tests. Please consult with SSHC or a GP if you think exposure was possible during this time.

The above tests are screening tests only. A positive result requires confirmatory laboratory testing on the request of a medical practitioner.

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