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Rapid HIV Test and STI Test

Tests are conducted by our Peer Test Facilitators. These people are not doctors or nurses and they can only provide a Rapid HIV Test and a standard sexually transmitted infection (STI) screen.

A standard STI Screen includes testing for:

  • HIV and syphilis serology (blood test)
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea (self collected oral swab, anal swab and urine test)

For people with a valid Medicare card the appointment and testing is free. If you know you have an STI or are experiencing symptoms, please select "STI treatment" when booking.

PrEP Dr (PrEP Clinic and STI Treatment)

Our PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) Clinic is operated by doctors and nurses practitioners who can prescribe PrEP and treatment for STIs. For people with a valid Medicare card, appointments and associated testing is bulk billed. Some treatments may incur a cost and the doctor or nurse practitioner will explain these to you.

PRONTO! is co-located with Equinox at Thorne Harbour's site at 200 Hoddle Street in Abbotsford.

If you have questions, call PRONTO! on (03) 9416 2889.

Hours and Locations
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PRONTO! - 200 Hoddle St Abbotsford

Peer Rapid HIV and STI Testing

Mon - Thurs 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sat 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

PrEP Dr (PrEP Clinic and STI Treatment)

Mon, Tues and Thurs 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

(Note: This space is shared with Equinox Clinic)

PRONTO! St Kilda - Level 3, Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Peer Rapid HIV and STI Testing

Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Note: This space is shared with The Centre Clinic)

Before Your Appointment
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We ask that clients with cold or flu symptoms delay their appointment until symptoms have cleared.

Rapid HIV and STI Test clients may be emailed a link to the ACCESS Survey. We ask that clients complete the anonymous survey using the code provided prior to their appointment. For more information, please click here.

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before your appointment. Late arrivals may need to be rescheduled to another day.

Recently Exposed to HIV? How to Access PEP
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If you think you might have been exposed to HIV please call the PEP phone line. The operator will ask about what happened and may recommend you take PEP.

PEP Phone line: 1800 889 887 (staffed from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. All other times there is a detailed recorded message)

You can also find help at the get PEP website.

Costs for People Without a Valid Medicare Card
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Rapid HIV and STI Test (Peer Tester)

Our Rapid HIV Test provided by our peer testers is FREE for most clients, even if you don't have a Medicare card.

The cost of a standard HIV + STI screen is approximately $160 and must be paid by card on the day of the appointment. Clients seen in St Kilda will need to pay pathology fees via credit card over the phone to our Abbotsford site.

PrEP Dr (PrEP Clinic and STI Treatment)

Appointment fees can vary between $40 and $80.

The cost of a standard PrEP assessment ranges from $160 - $250 depending on the tests required. These fees do not include filling the prescription provided or supply of the drug.

All PrEP fees must be paid by card on the day of the appointment.

Rapid HIV Test Information and Eligibility
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PRONTO! is a peer service funded and designed to support communities at high risk of HIV including men who have sex with men and trans & gender diverse people. You may be denied a free Rapid HIV test if you are not a member of these communities.

The Rapid HIV test is a finger prick blood test that only needs a small amount of blood, with results in 20 minutes.

A Rapid HIV Test may not detect HIV that is recently acquired. The window period for the test is three months (12 weeks). This means that the test may not detect HIV that has been acquired in the last three months.

The Rapid HIV Test is not accurate for people who have taken PEP or PrEP within the past 3 months.


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