Free Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing Service
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Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing

Finding out your status is easy…

A simple pin-prick is done to test the blood with over 99.2% accuracy, with results available within 20 minutes of having the test.
Its never been easier to have a Rapid HIV & Syphilis Test, simply along to Body Positive House in Auckland during one of our drop-in clinics for a fast free 60-second test - no appointment needed! Testing is also at selected Sex on Site Venues in Auckland on a monthly schedule.
Its always better to know your status early so you can keep healthy and get treated or start treatment as early as possible.

Know Your Status

The only way to know if you have HIV or Syphilis is to get tested. You can then get the treatment and care you need.

It’s important to know your status and start treatment as soon as possible, as it can help you to stay healthy, to live a long life and to avoid passing HIV or Syphilis on to others.

After HIV or Syphilis enters the body, it may take time before the test can detect the virus (this is known as the window period). Different tests have different window periods - but all tests give accurate results within a three month period.

Don’t wait…

Don’t wait. Get tested regularly!

You can’t always tell if you have been infected with HIV or Syphilis by how you feel.

With HIV, some people have flu-like symptoms when they first get infected (fever, sore throat or swollen glands). But some people have no symptoms at all.

With Syphilis, the first visible sign is a small, painless sore (doctors call it a “chancre”) on the skin. The sore won’t hurt, and it may be hidden inside your rectum or vagina. You might not even know you have it.

You can have HIV or Syphilis and not know it!

     About The Rapid Test

What's involved in having a Rapid HIV & Syphilis Test?

We use the 'INSTI Multiplex HIV-1/HIV-2/Syphilis Antibody Test'. A simple pin prick is made on your thumb to produce a small drop of blood which is then added to the kit to determine the presence of any HIV or Syphilis antibodies. The whole process is quick and painless and normally takes less than 20 minutes.

How long does the Rapid Test take?

The process is very quick, it normally only takes a 20 minutes in total.

Will I get my result straight away?

Yes, the counsellor conducting the test will give your your result instantly, so there is no stressful wait involved.

What if I have had Syphilis before?

If you have had Syphilis before then your body will already contain the Syphilis antibodies. In this case you will need to have a full lab test via your local Sexual Health or GP instead of a rapid test. You can of course still have the Rapid HIV Test.

Is it confidential?

Yes, all information discussed when you are tested, including your details and your result and your completed consent form, are completely confidential.

How much does it cost?

The test is free of charge to everyone. However if you do want to make a donation towards the work that Body Positive does in the community we would be very grateful.

Donations can be made to the reception desk by Cash, Eftpos or via Credit Card at the time of your test or at any other time using the following options.

How accurate is the Rapid HIV Test?

The rapid tests we use have an accuracy level of 99.96%
  • What's involved in having a Rapid HIV & Syphilis Test?[+]
    We use the 'INSTI Multiplex HIV-1/HIV-2/Syphilis Antibody Test'. A simple pin prick is made on your thumb to produce a small drop of blood which is then added to the kit to determine the presence of any HIV or Syphilis antibodies. The whole process is quick and painless and normally takes less than 20 minutes.
  • How long does the Rapid Test take?[+]
    The process is very quick, it normally only takes a 20 minutes in total.
  • Will I get my result straight away?[+]
    Yes, the counsellor conducting the test will give your your result instantly, so there is no stressful wait involved.
  • What if I have had Syphilis before?[+]
    If you have had Syphilis before then your body will already contain the Syphilis antibodies. In this case you will need to have a full lab test via your local Sexual Health or GP instead of a rapid test. You can of course still have the Rapid HIV Test.
  • Is it confidential?[+]
    Yes, all information discussed when you are tested, including your details and your result and your completed consent form, are completely confidential.
  • How much does it cost?[+]
    The test is free of charge to everyone. However if you do want to make a donation towards the work that Body Positive does in the community we would be very grateful.

    Donations can be made to the reception desk by Cash, Eftpos or via Credit Card at the time of your test or at any other time using the following options.
  • How accurate is the Rapid HIV Test?[+]
    The rapid tests we use have an accuracy level of 99.96%
    Where to get tested?
Fast Free ’60 second’ Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing is available weekly via our Drop-In Service at Body Positive House Auckland during the services times listed below:
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60 Second Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing Drop-In Service
@ Body Positive House
1/3 Poynton Terrace, Newton, Auckland
View Map
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Mondays 10am-12pm

Tuesdays 10am-4.30pm

Wednesdays 10am-4.30pm

Thursdays 10am-5.30pm

Fridays 10am-3.30pm

Other On-Site Testing Locations in Auckland:

Fast ’60 second’ testing is also be available at the following sex on site venues on the days and times detailed below.
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Free 60 Second HIV & Syphilis Testing available at Auckland Sex on Site Venues
The Wingate Club
1st Friday of every month, 3-6PM
3rd Sunday of every month, 2-5PM

Centurion Sauna
3rd Friday of every month, 8-11PM
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, 2-5PM

Lateshift
3rd Saturday of every month, 8-11PM
  • Body Positive House Auckland[+]
    Fast Free ’60 second’ Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing is available weekly via our Drop-In Service at Body Positive House Auckland during the services times detailed below.

    Body Positive House
    1/2 Poynton Terrace
    Newton
    Auckland
    View Location Map

  • Auckland Sex on Site Venues[+]
    Fast Free ’60 second’ Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing is also be available at the following sex on site venues on the days and times detailed below.
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     What if the HIV Test result is positive?

Reassurance

Getting the assurance of a negative test result can provide an enormous relief. However, getting tested and learning you are HIV+ is the first important step towards staying healthy.

Stay Positive

Dealing with a positive diagnosis and coming to terms with the challenge of living with HIV is never easy. But today the prospects for successful treatment and increased life expectancy are better than ever before, especially if you get tested regularly and catch it early.

Support

The trained counsellor conducting your test will help you in any way you require and there are a wide range of support services available to help people living with HIV in New Zealand including those of Body Positive.

Questions

You may be feel scared, confused or anxious. The information booklet below may help to answer some of your questions and allay some of your concerns.
  • Reassurance[+]
    Getting the assurance of a negative test result can provide an enormous relief. However, getting tested and learning you are HIV+ is the first important step towards staying healthy.
  • Stay Positive[+]
    Dealing with a positive diagnosis and coming to terms with the challenge of living with HIV is never easy. But today the prospects for successful treatment and increased life expectancy are better than ever before, especially if you get tested regularly and catch it early.
  • Support[+]
    The trained counsellor conducting your test will help you in any way you require and there are a wide range of support services available to help people living with HIV in New Zealand including those of Body Positive.
  • Questions[+]
    You may be feel scared, confused or anxious. The information booklet below may help to answer some of your questions and allay some of your concerns.
We hope that this free publication from Body Positive will help you:
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New 2017 Edition
Published: June 2015
Updated: August 2017
File Size: 1.3MB
If you would like a printed copy of this booklet sent to you instead please contact us
HIV: A New Diagnosis is a reproduction for New Zealand of an original booklet published by AFAO (Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations)
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60 Second Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing Drop-In Service
@ Body Positive House
1/3 Poynton Terrace, Newton, Auckland
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Mondays 10am-12pm

Tuesdays 10am-4.30pm

Wednesdays 10am-4.30pm

Thursdays 10am-5.30pm

Fridays 10am-3.30pm
 
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Free 60 Second HIV & Syphilis Testing available at Auckland Sex on Site Venues
The Wingate Club
1st Friday of every month, 3-6PM
3rd Sunday of every month, 2-5PM

Centurion Sauna
3rd Friday of every month, 8-11PM
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, 2-5PM

Lateshift
3rd Saturday of every month, 8-11PM

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