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How we work
RAPID is a free asymptomatic screening service for HIV and other STIs, staffed by highly trained peers.
Because we are not doctors, nurses or pathologists, there are some limits to when and what we can test. Before coming to RAPID, make sure you read below to check if we will be able to help you completely during your visit. No one likes disappointment.
Things to check
We are a symptom-free testing service and are not doctors or nurses. See a GP/doctor or sexual health service for assessment, testing and treatment. The faster you see a doctor, the quicker addressing your symptoms.
We cannot test if you have STI-related symptoms such as burning, itching, stinging, or leaking.
Treatment for gonorrhoea is very effective, but the dead copies of the bacteria takes two weeks for your body to remove after finishing treatment. Testing within this period will still detect these dead cells, so please wait two weeks from treatment to test again.
If you have had treatment for gonorrhoea in the past two weeks, it is too soon to test again.
For the well being of our staff and clients, please wait until your symptoms are resolved, abide by any government restrictions in place, and then see us.
Please do not visit if you have a diagnosed case of COVID-19 or Influenza
This could be for a PrEP script, if you are a sex worker and you need a doctors certificate, or if you require a written result for immigration or another legal reason. Only doctors can provide written results, so see a GP/doctor or Sexual Health Clinic if this is your reason for testing.
If you need a prescription, written result or sexual health certificate, you must see a GP instead of testing with RAPID.
RAPID cannot provide viral load testing for HIV, so check in with your regular GP/doctor, s100 Prescriber, or Sexual Health Clinic. However, we are always delighted to provide regular screening to people living with HIV for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis.
We cannot provide viral load testing.
Treatment for chlamydia is very effective, but the dead copies of the bacteria takes four weeks for your body to remove after finishing treatment. Testing within this period will still detect these dead cells, so please wait four weeks from treatment to test again.
If you have had treatment for chlamydia in the past four weeks, it is too soon to test again
Our test only detects syphilis antibodies. If you have been previously diagnosed with syphilis, you will test positive on our test. Go see a s100 Prescriber or Sexual Health Clinic to request testing for syphilis and let them know you have had syphilis previously.
We cannot test you for syphilis
if you have tested positive
previously for syphilis.
RAPID provides testing for only HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. If you need testing or have concerns about other infections, please see your GP/doctor or local Sexual Health Clinic.
If you need an STI test we don’t provide, we are not the right place
We are often busy and the wait can be a little lengthy at times. As we can only fit a certain number of clients into our clinics, we need to close the clinic when we reach capacity. We apologise in advance if this impacts you. You can search for other places that offer testing here.
We might not be able to test you if the clinic is at capacity
Level 1/725 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006
07 3013 5566