We’re here to help you get tested for STIs conveniently and privately and you will find some information about symptoms of STIs, how you’re tested and how they’re treated on our What We Test For page or you can head over to our FAQ section for additional information. If you want information about testing ‘window periods’ this is located at the bottom of our Who Can & Should Get Tested page.
There are sexual health info lines in operation across Australia that are manned by trained Sexual Health nurses. If you’re concerned you may have contracted an STI they will be able to guide you in dealing with the situation.
Phone them on: 1800 451 624
Head to their website for details on their opening hours, but rest assured the call is free.
This is not a dedicated sexual health info line, but it is a health advice line for Queenslanders manned by a registered nurse.
Dial: 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
Phone them from the city: 08 9227 6178
Phone them from the country: 1800 198 205
Visit their website for details on opening times etc.
Phone them on: 1300 883 793 or toll free on 1800 188 171 for country callers only
Head here and scroll to the bottom for their hours
Again this one is not a dedicated sexual health info line, but it is a free service available to residents in NSW, the ACT, the Northern Territory, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia and it is also manned 24 hours a day.
Call Healthdirect Australia on: 1800 022 222
Or visit their website
There is local support for people living with HIV across Australia and if you have been diagnosed they’re definitely worth reaching out too!
AIDS Action Council of the ACT:
Phone them on: (02) 6257 2855
People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) ACT
Phone them on: (02) 6257 4985
Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis C Council
Phone them on:
Darwin: (08) 8944 7777
Alice Springs: (08) 8953 3172
Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis & Related Diseases
Phone them on: (03) 6234 1242
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 prophylaxis (PEP).