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What is STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases ( STDs ) is diseases that can be transmitted through sexual contact that caused by  bacteria, parasites, and viruses. They are also called, based on English, STI (sexually transmitted infections) or STD (sexually transmitted diseases). Often several

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When should I get tested for HIV?

You are in a risk of infection if you are sexually active, have multiple sexual partners, use intravenous drugs, or have sex with someone who has HIV.

If you are sexually active or notice any symptoms of HIV and come into contact with HIV, we recommend getting tested.

Testing is quick and easy and requires only a small amount of blood. You can have HIV tests carried out with your doctor or the health organisation of the government. If you prefer to test yourself at home in a familiar environment without anyone else, you can order an HIV test kit online.

 

How accurate is the iCare HIV test kit?

Research studies have shown that this testing method is extremely accurate when performed correctly. The accuracy of medical tests is typically described in terms of sensitivity (all truly positive individuals test positive) and specificity (all truly negative persons test negative). 

iCare rapid HIV test kit has been shown to have a sensitivity of more than 99% and a specificity of more than 99%. This test is only accurate three months after exposure, as this is the time it takes your body to produce enough antibodies to show up in the test.

 

How does the iCare HIV test kit work?

When you are infected with HIV, your body will start producing specific antibodies (proteins that attach to the virus to try to fight the virus). iCare HIV test kit looks for these antibodies in your blood. If these antibodies are found, it means that your body is reacting to HIV infection, and you are likely to have HIV.

 

What If I Am Tested Positive?

If you are tested positive, you are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to visit and consult to doctor. Have your test result confirmed by a doctor immediately so you can receive treatments as soon as possible; this is essential to maintain good health and wellbeing.

Where can I find support for HIV?

National HIV Organisations

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO):
www.afao.org.au
Phone: 61 (02) 9557 9399

National Association for People Living with HIV Australia (NAPWHA):
www.napwha.org.au
Phone: (02) 8568 0300
Free call: 1800 259 666

 

Aids Councils & People Living With HIV Organisations In Australia

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Meridian
meridianact.org.au
Phone: (02) 6257 2855

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

ACON
www.acon.org.au
Sydney: (02) 9206 2000
Freecall: 1800 083 060
Northern Rivers: (02) 6622 1555
Hunter: (02) 4927 6808
Illawarra: (02) 4226 1163

Positive Life NSW
www.positivelife.org.au
Phone: (02) 9206 2177

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis C Council
www.ntahc.org.au
Darwin: (08) 8944 7777
Palmerston: (08) 8931 3676
Alice Springs: (08) 8953 3172

 

QUEENSLAND

Queensland AIDS Council
quac.org.au
Brisbane: (07) 3017 1777
Freecall: 1800 177 434
Cairns: (07) 4041 5451
Freecall: 1800 884 401

Queensland Positive People
www.qpp.net.au
Phone: 07 3013 5555
Free call: 1800 636 241

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SAMESH (SA * Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health)
samesh.org.au
Phone: (08) 7099 5300
Shine SA Sexual Health Hotline: 1300 883 793

 

TASMANIA

Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis & Related Diseases
www.redthread.org.au
Phone: (03) 6234 1242
Hepatitis Infoline: 1300 437 222

 

VICTORIA

Thorne Harbour Health
thorneharbour.org
Phone: (03) 9865 6700
Fax: (03) 9826 2700
Toll-Free: 1800 134 840
ABN: 52 907 644 835

Living Positive Victoria
livingpositivevictoria.org.au
Phone: (03) 9863 8733

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA AIDS Council
waaids.com
Phone: (08) 9482 0000

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