Everyone who has sex should think about getting an HIV test
The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) is to practice safe behaviours:
- Always use a condom if you have vaginal or anal sex. Condoms are the best way to prevent HIV and STIs.
- Always use new injecting equipment if injecting drugs.
You can also talk to your doctor about taking PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) – this is where people who don’t have HIV take a pill every day to prevent them from becoming infected.
Who should get tested for HIV?
You should get tested for HIV if you:
- a man who has had sex with men
- an Aboriginal person
- a person who injects drugs
- from a country where HIV is more common than Australia
- had a sexual partner from a country where HIV is more common than Australia
- think you’ve been at risk
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