QPP’s Community Testing
QPP runs a community testing service called RAPID in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. This means you can get a rapid HIV test completely free and you will walk away with your HIV result in only 20 mins, removing the anxious wait time and making testing more convenient.
Whatever your story, RAPID is a safe place to get tested for HIV and syphilis without any judgement about your sexual behaviour or injecting practices.
The testing offered by RAPID is a completely peer based service staffed by trained community members. This means that RAPID staff are skilled to understand the risk of HIV transmission in the community, and have the experience to know how to provide a respectful space for HIV testing. RAPID staff are not doctors or nurses, and they do not keep clinical files that document your sexual behaviour or injecting practices.
RAPID simply offers HIV and syphilis testing without the full Q&A.
You will still have an opportunity to ask questions and explore risk reduction strategies with a RAPID staff member who will respect your situation, and has a lot of knowledge about HIV and sexual health.
LOCATION & OPENING HOURS
RAPID offers free rapid HIV and syphilis testing from a number of locations:
- RAPID @ FORTITUDE VALLEY – RAPID is a discreetly located service at 2 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley. Winn Street is between Ann and McLachlan Streets. RAPID is open for walk ins (no appointment needed) Tuesday-Friday from 3-8pm and Saturdays 12-5pm. For more details go to rapid.org.au or call 07 3013 5566.
- RAPID @ WET (Bowen Hills) – We offer a RAPID outreach service at Wet Spa and Sauna (22 Jeays Street, Bowen Hills) on towel-free Tuesdays from 2–5pm
- RAPID @ BODYLINE (South Brisbane) – We offer a RAPID outreach service at Bodyline Spa and Sauna (46 Peel Street, South Brisbane) on towel-free Wednesdays from 2–7pm.
If you would like to speak to a member of the RAPID team, give us a call on (07) 3013 5566.
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