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Sexual Health 101 gives you the discretion of testing for the sexually transmittable diseases (STD) of Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, HIV, and Syphilis in the privacy of your own home*, anytime, for anyone.
This take-home testing kit is a confidential service with direct access to sexual health testing services. You do not need a GP referral and your results are not sent to your GP or hea lthcare provider.
Each kit contains all you need for home swabbing and urine collection.
All blood tests are collected by participating Blood Test collection centres. No appointments are needed, and you can drop in with your completed blood collection form provided in the kit. (Collection centres are not currently available in the Gisborne / Tairawhiti, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Palmerston North and West Coast of the South Island).
*blood samples are taken at a Blood Test Centre by service professionals
Step 1: You can purchase the at-home kit at one of our participating chemists or online.
Step 2: Perform the swab and urine tests at home.
If a blood test is also required, take your completed blood collection form to a Blood Test Centre collection centre for your sample collection.
Step 3: Return the swab and urine samples in the courier bag provided OR drop off at a Blood Test Centre collection centre.
Step 4: Results are emailed to you within a week. For a positive HIV or syphilis test result, you will receive a phone call.
For any interpretive advice of your results, please consult your healthcare professional or House Call.
Everyone wanting to know if they have Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV.
Where can I have a blood test and drop my samples?
We have centres nationally. Please visit here for your nearest site.
How will I get my results?
You will receive your results by email, typically within 1 week of testing.
Please check your spam folder if you haven’t received your results within this time frame.
How long before I receive my results?
Your results will be sent to the email address provided, typically within a week of the samples being sent to the lab.
Will my GP receive a copy of my results?
No, your result is confidential. If you test positive for Gonorrhoea, Syphilis or HIV, we recommend contacting a local treatment provider.
Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV are notifiable infections, which means that we are legally required to notify Public Health of any positive results, however information directly identifying the client is not included.
Where can I go for more information?
Who do I do if I have any queries with my results?
Book on House call or contact your own GP (at your own cost)
How do I know my results are kept private?
Sexual Health 101 facilitates the safe requesting, generation and reporting of lab test results and we are committed to protecting this information in accordance with the law and with the expectations of health consumers and providers. We take our role as a custodian of health information seriously and know that privacy is an important component of consumer and provider trust in our services.
Your result is confidential, so if you test positive for Gonorrhoea, Syphilis or HIV, we recommend you contact a local treatment provider.
Are the laboratories ISO accredited?
Sexual Health 101 is a service delivered by APHG - New Zealand's leading provider of laboratory and pathology services. Our network includes 25 laboratories and 150 collection centres nationwide.
Our laboratories are accredited to NZS/ISO 15189 "Medical Laboratories - Particular requirements for quality and competence". The accreditation is done annually by an external agency know as International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ).
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