Testing Options In Queensland

HIV Testing Options in Queensland

You have many options for HIV testing.

In Queensland, HIV and sexual health specialist GP clinics are available, and many are friendly to LGBTIQ+ people and sex workers. Some might bulk bill, but others may not. You can also access Queensland Health sexual health clinics for free testing and other care.

Any GP/doctor can refer you for a laboratory HIV test using a blood sample.

QPP offers free, confidential walk-in testing at our RAPID clinic in Fortitude Valley. We can test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis, as well as HIV. Our tests use just a drop of blood from your fingertip to test for HIV and syphilis. If you test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, we will ask you to collect a urine sample and swabs.

The RAPID clinic is located at 2 Winn St, close to the train station and Valley Mall. We’re open from 3–8 pm Tuesday–Friday and 12–5 pm on Saturday. We don’t take appointments – just walk in whenever suits you (last visits 7:30 Tuesday–Friday and 4:30 Saturday).

All testers at RAPID are members of your community. We come from all kinds of backgrounds and are all experts in HIV and sexual health and wellbeing.

You can also visit RAPID at Wet Spa & Sauna in Bowen Hills from 2–7 pm on Tuesday nights or Number 29 in Fortitude Valley from 7–11 pm on Friday nights. We offer HIV and syphilis testing on these nights. Full details here.

If you don’t live near a testing clinic, or you’d prefer to test privately, you can order an easy home test. You’ll receive the kit discreetly in the mail, and we’ll talk to you on the phone to help you do the test and understand the results.

Home testing is available for anyone in Queensland aged 16 or over. The Atomo home HIV test uses just a drop of blood from your fingertip and takes about 15 minutes to give you an accurate result. You can also buy a self test kit from some local pharmacies for a reasonable cost.

You’re welcome to call RAPID on 07 3013 5566 to talk about your testing options.

RAPID Website

Click to view RAPIDs website, which includes opening hours, information about the clinic and links to other sexual health information and services.

Our Clinic

Our walk-in Fortitude Valley testing clinic is located at 2 Winn St. We’re open from 3–8 pm Tuesday–Friday and 12–5 pm on Saturday.

Home Testing

If you don’t live near us, or you’d prefer to test privately, you can order a home test. You’ll receive the simple kit discreetly in the mail. 

When To Test

How often you test is up to you and depends on your sexual activity. It’s a good idea to get into the habit of a sexual health check at least every year, even if you’re in a monogamous relationship.

Our trained team is here to help you should you have any questions or need support. You can contact QPP toll free from a Queensland land-line on 1800 636 241 or (07) 3013 5555 nationally, email us at info@qpp.org.au or use our contact us form.

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