If you would like to get a HIV STI STD Test complete the form below to get your referral that can be used at any pathology clinic in Australia.

IMPORTANT: If you believe you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours do not proceed with a normal STI test, visit a doctor, hospital or specialty clinic ASAP so you can receive preventative post-exposure treatment (PEP).

It can take up to 12 weeks for the HIV antibodies to show up in your system so if you believe you may have been exposed to HIV and are outside of the 72 hour window, but within the 12 week window period, you can and should get tested immediately, but it’s important that you return or seek further medical advice after the 12 week window has passed to be tested again to be sure.

If you believe you may have been exposed to HIV and are distressed visit our Resources section where you will find the contact information for several Sexual Health info lines operating across Australia, they’ll be able to speak to you about your concerns and help you get the attention you need.
We all know that HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is serious. If you’ve never really read much about this condition, it attacks the immune system using its cells to reproduce itself and weakening it over time eventually resulting in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or as it’s less formally known AIDS.

Early detection is our best weapon against HIV and is one of the key reasons Stigma Health is trying to make the process of getting tested much easier and less unnerving. With effective, early treatment, people can manage HIV and live long productive lives; however, you need to know you have it for this to start!

When you visit the Pathology Centre your Stigma Health referral will allow you to get a simple blood test that will be examined for HIV antibodies, which are found in the blood of anyone infected with the virus. If this is more than just a routine test for you or your partner, it is extremely important that you do not engage in any sexual activity until you have the results and know that you are both safe.
There is sadly still no cure for HIV, however taking the prescribed antiretroviral drugs can keep virus replication suppressed, and prevent the progression from HIV to AIDS. We repeat: It is possible to live a long and fulfilling life with HIV, but early detection and treatment is vital.
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Is Stigma Health legal?

Absolutely. The process may seem new and different to how you usually go about medical tests, but we are in full compliance with Australian law and Medical Board of Australia Guidelines for Technology-based Patient Consultations.

Why Should I get tested with Stigma Health instead of going to my GP?

Convenience, pure and simple. If you want to skip the trip to the GP, then the Pathology Centre then the one back to your GP for the results then we’re your solution!
If you get tested with us we deliver your Pathology Referral online and you only have to make the one trip to the Pathology Centre and that’s it, your results are delivered to you safely, securely and privately directly to your mobile phone.
Not to mention we’re saving you the awkward conversation!

Can I get an STI Test through Stigma Health?

You can currently undergo a convenient and private STI test through us if you are in Australia and are over 16 years of age. Fit the criteria? Let’s get started.
If you are under 16 then we, unfortunately, cannot provide you with a Pathology Referral to get an STI test. We urge you to visit a doctor to arrange a test ASAP. Alternately you can visit an STI clinic or hospital clinic to get an STI test. If you want to talk to someone prior to doing so you will find the details for several Sexual Health info lines operating across Australia in our Resources section.

Who is Stigma Health?

We are an online healthcare service that aims to make your life more convenient by eliminating the barriers like embarrassment and inconvenience, which often prevent people from undergoing simple medical tests. We started with STIs because they are a serious problem in Australia and are for the most part easily tested for and treated, but we will be expanding our service offering soon so stay tuned!