STI TESTING

PRONTO! is now the one stop shop for all of your sexual health testing. We are pleased to announce that we are now offering STI testing services as a part of our peer-led rapid HIV testing service. Clients booked in for a rapid HIV test will have the option to undertake the following tests as a part of their consultation:

  • Rapid HIV test
  • Chlamydia swabs and/or urine
  • Gonorrhoea swabs and/or urine
  • Syphilis blood test
  • Parallel HIV blood test (shorter window period than the rapid HIV test)

Results

Results for your rapid HIV test will still be given on the day of your appointment.  We have a No News is Good News policy for STI results.  This means that if you have not heard from us after 10 days since your test, all of the test results are negative. We do not contact clients unless the test results are positive, delayed at the lab or require re-collection.

What happens if I test positive? 

Clients testing positive for STIs will be contacted and can be referred to our in-house General Practitioner for treatment, or details can be forwarded to your regular General Practitioner if preferred.

Bookings:

This service is not suitable for you if you have symptoms of an STI (including lumps, bumps, rashes or a discharge from your anus or penis) or if you have had sex with someone who has an STI and you need treatment. We recommend you visit a General Practitioner or sexual health physician if you require medical treatment

Bookings can be made online as per usual for the rapid HIV test, and the Peer Test Facilitators will discuss STI Screening with you as a part of the rapid testing appointment.

FEES

Current Medicare card-holders:  All testing will be bulk billed (subject to change according to changes in the Medicare fee schedule rules and pathology company billing policies).

Non-Medicare card-holders: Subject to fees as set by the pathology lab. Please call PRONTO! for details or enquire on the day. Fees are payable on the day and may be eligible for insurance rebates. We can only accept payment by EFTpos for pathology.

Rapid HIV tests remain FREE for all clients at PRONTO! Clients can choose to only have partial STI testing or not to have any STI testing done.