Rapid HIV test

'Rapid' HIV tests are performed with devices that provide results within approximately 20 minutes.

The window period (the time it can take from when someone becomes infected until a test can detect the infection) can generally be a little longer in rapid HIV tests than laboratory tests. So if you think you have recently been exposed to HIV, laboratory testing would be recommended instead of rapid testing.

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A negative result on a rapid HIV test result is reliable providing the person being tested has not been at risk of HIV infection within the last 3 months.

A 'reactive' result on a rapid HIV test is not a diagnosis of HIV infection, as rapid HIV tests produce a small number of false positive results. For this reason, a reactive rapid HIV test result always needs to be confirmed by laboratory tests.

Rapid HIV tests have been available for clinical and home use in many countries for some time but none have yet been approved for home use in Australia.

Rapid HIV testing is available from the sites listed below.

More information about HIV tests and testing

 

ACT - Canberra

NSW - Sydney

NSW- Regional

QLD - Brisbane

QLD - Regional

Tas - Hobart

Vic - Melbourne

Vic - Regional

WA - Perth

 

 

ACT

Airport General Practice 

25-31 Mustang Avenue

Majura Park ACT 2609

Phone: 02­ 6248 2600


Interchange General Practice

Level 3, 28 University Ave

Canberra City ACT 2601

Phone: 02­ 6247 1719

 

 

New South Wales

Sydney

Albion Street Centre

150-154 Albion Street

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Phone: 02­ 9332 9611

 

a[TEST] ACON

414 Elizabeth St

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Book online: www.atest.org.au

Phone: 02­ 9206 2000

 

a[TEST] Kings X

Clinic 180

180 Victoria Street

Potts Point NSW 2011

Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm

Book online: www.atest.org.au

Phone: 02­ 9206 2000

 

a[TEST] Newtown

222 King Street (Level 1)

Newtown NSW 2042

Monday and Tuesday evenings

Book online: www.atest.org.au

Phone: 02­ 9206 2000

 

a[TEST] Oxford Street

167 Oxford Street

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Book online: www.atest.org.au

Phone: 02­ 9206 2000

 

Clinic 180

180 Victoria Street

Potts Point NSW 2011

Phone: 02­ 9357 1299 

 

Holdsworth House Medical Practice

Suite 1, Level 1 32a Oxford St

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: 02­ 9331 7228

 

Immunology and Ambulatory Care Clinic (IBAC)

St Vincents Hospital

Level 4, Xavier Building, 390 Victoria Street

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: 02­ 8382 2576

 

Kirketon Road Centre

Above Darlinghurst Fire Station

Victoria Street entrance

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: 02­ 9360 2766

 

Sydney Sexual Health Centre

Sydney Hospital, Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: 02­ 93827440

 

East Sydney Doctors

102 Burton Street

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: 02­ 9332 2531

 

RPA Sexual Health Clinic

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

16 Marsden Street

Camperdown NSW 2050

Phone: 02­ 9515 1200

 

Taylor Square Private Clinic

393 Bourke Street

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: 02­ 9331 6151

 

Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre

Level 1, Jeffrey House

162 Marsden Street

Parramatta NSW 2150

Phone: 02­ 9843 3124

 

Regional NSW

Newcastle Sexual Health Service

Level 2, 670 Hunter Street

Newcastle NSW 2302

Phone: 02­ 4016 4536

 

 

 

 

Queensland

Brisbane

Biala - Brisbane Sexual Health Centre

Floor 1 / 270 Roma Street

Brisbane Qld 4000

Phone: 07­ 3837 5611

 

Central Brunswick Medical Centre

16/421 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Phone: 07­ 3852 2733

 

Clinic 30

Queensland AIDS Council

GP Clinic: Mon 10am-4pm & Thurs 11am-7pm

Psychology Service: Mon-Wed

Gender Clinic: Wed 1-4pm

30 Helen Street

Teneriffe Qld 4005

Phone: 07­ 3017 1777

Book online: www.clinic30.org.au
 

Clinic 30 Outreach Clinic
@ Number 29 Cruise Club

29 McLachlan Street

Fortitude Valley 4006

Walk-ins only, no appointments.

 

 

Gladstone Road Medical Centre

38 Gladstone Road

Highgate Hill QLD 4101

Phone: 07­ 3844 9599

Online booking: www.grmc.com.au


Oxford Street Medical Centre

Level 1/200 Oxford Street

Bulimba 4171

07­ 3902 0099

 

Princess Alexandra Sexual Health (PASH)

Ipswich Road,

Woolloongabba 4102

Phone: 07­ 3176 5881

 

RAPID sites

RAPID@ the Valley

2 Winn St 

Fortitude Valley (in between Ann & McLachlan streets)

07­ 3013 5566

RAPID @ WET (Bowen Hills)

Outreach service at Wet Spa and Sauna every Tuesday from 2 - 7pm (22 Jeays Street, Bowen Hills).

RAPID @ BODYLINE (South Brisbane)

Outreach service at Bodyline Spa and Sauna every Wednesday from 2 - 7pm (45 Peel Street, South Brisbane).

RAPID @ THE DEN (Fortitude Valley)

Outreach service at The Den cruise club every Thursday from 2 - 7pm (187 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley). This is accessible from within The Den cruise club or from the side entrance on the corner of Brunswick Street and Barry Parade.

RAPID @ NUMBER 29 (Fortitude Valley)

Outreach service at Number 29 cruise club every Friday from 2 - 7pm (29 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley).

  

Stonewall Medical Centre

52 Newmarket Road

Windsor 4030

Phone: 07­ 3857 1222


Testing Point @ Clinic 30

Queensland AIDS Council

30 Helen Street

Teneriffe 4005

Tuesdays 6-8pm: Walk ins or appointments

Phone: 07­ 3017 1777

Book online:www.clinic30.com

 

 

Regional Queensland

Bundaberg, Q Clinic, Wide Bay Sexual Health

312 Bourbong Street, Margaret Rose Building

Bundaberg Qld 4670

Phone: 07­ 4150 2754

 

Cairns Sexual Health Service

Cairns North Community Health Precinct

381 Sheridan St (across from Tobruk Pool)

Cairns Qld 4870

Phone: 07­ 4226 4769

 

Gold Coast Sexual Health Service - Miami

2019 Gold Coast Hwy

Miami Qld 4220

Phone: 07­ 5576 9033

 

S.H.op 101 - Ipswich Sexual Health Service

Ipswich Health Plaza, 21 Bell Street

Ipswich Qld 4305

Phone: 07­ 3817 2428

 

Mackay Sexual Health and Sexual Assault Service

12 - 14 Nelson Street, Community Health Centre

Mackay Qld 4740

Phone: 07­ 4968 3919

 

Mt Isa Emergency Department

30 Camooweal Street

Mount Isa, QLD 4825

07­ 4744 4444

 

Mt Isa Sexual Health Services

Doreen St Clinic

Mt Isa Qld 4825

Phone: 07­ 4744 4805

 

Sunshine Coast

Clinic 87 - Sunshine Coast-Wide Bay Sexual Health & HIV Service

First Floor, 80-82 Blackall Terrace

Nambour Qld 4560

Phone: 07­ 5470 5244

 

Rockhampton Sexual Health and HIV Service

92 Bolsover Street

Rockhampton Qld 4700

Phone: 07­ 4932 5440

Toowoomba

Kobi House,Toowoomba Health Services

Kobi House, Pechey Street

Toowoomba Qld 4350

Phone: 07­ 4616 6446

 

Townsville Sexual Health Services

35 Gregory Street

North Ward Qld 4810

Phone: 07­ 4433 9603

 

 

Tasmania

Hobart

Sexual Health Service

60 Collins Street

Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: 03­ 6233 3557


Victoria

Melbourne

ERA Health

(Dr Forgan-Smith)

563 Bourke Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 03­ 9944 6200

 

PRONTO!

175 Rose Street

Fitzroy Vic 3065

Phone: 03­ 9416 2889

Prahran Market Clinic,

Prahran Central Shopping Centre

Mezzanine Level, 325 Chapel Street

Prahran Vic 3181

Phone: 03­ 9514 0888

 

Bendigo

Primary Care Centre

123 Arnold St

Bendigo Vic 3550

Phone: 03­ 5441 8622

 

 

Western Australia

Perth

The M Clinic

548 Newcastle Street

Perth WA 6005

Phone: 08­ 9227 0734

 

Sexual Health Clinic, Royal Perth Hospital

(Rapid HIV testing Tues, Wed, and alternate Thurs/Fri. Please enquire when booking appointment)

Level 4, Ainslie House

48 Murray Street

Perth WA 6000

Phone: 08­ 9224 2178

 

 


This page was published on 20 September, 2013

This page was reviewed on 24 March 2015

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