There are about 10,000 people in NSW living with HIV, and one in six people diagnosed with HIV get it through heterosexual sex.
Some people don’t know they have HIV, which means they are not getting the health benefits of being on HIV treatment.
Not knowing if you have HIV means it could also be passed on to others.
Being diagnosed with HIV enables early treatment, which helps people stay well and live long and healthy lives.
There are many places you can go to have a HIV test including GPs, Family Planning Clinics, Aboriginal Medical Services, Sexual Health Clinics, Community- based rapid HIV testing sites and a Dried Blood Spot(DBS) test posted to your home.
HIV testing is free, easy, fast and confidential.
For information on where to get a HIV test call the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.
Click here to watch videos of:
- Shannon who was surprised to learn that heterosexual people should also think about being tested for HIV.
- Michelle who has been living with HIV for 25 years. Listen to her talk to her mob about how she stays healthy with new treatments.
- Zainab has been living with HIV since she was 15 years old. 35 years later she is healthy and happy thanks to new treatments.
- GP, Dr Bill Kefalas talk about who should get tested for HIV.
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