Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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Sexually transmitted diseases support

NZ AIDS Foundation

www.nzaf.org.nz

NZAF Contract Service, Nelson Services: Free HIV & STI testing.

Free Counselling Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Phone: 0800 802 437. Address supplied upon booking.

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) provides HIV tests, free counselling, HIV prevention and HIV research in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

HIV (AIDS Virus) Testing

General Practitioner (GP)/Doctor (Dr)

Your GP/Dr - cost of visit.

Sexual Health Clinic

Free. Phone for an appointment.
Tuesday 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone: 03 578 3044

Picton Medical Centre

Free for those under 22 years. (Ask for a student appointment if you are under 22.)
Phone: 03 573 6092

FP (Family Planning)

Free for those under 22 years. Open five days a week. Clinic times on www.familyplanning.org.nz or on answerphone Phone: 03 578 3047.

NMDHB (Wairau Hospital)

Those utilising addiction services at NMDHB (the Wairau Hospital) can access HIV tests as part of their treatment.
AOD (Alcohol & Other Drug Service) Phone: 03 520 9908

Pregnant women are offered a free HIV test, done at the same time as other antenatal blood tests.

The most common ways that people become infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) are:

  • having sexual intercourse with an infected partner
  • injecting drugs using a needle or syringe or other injecting equipment that has been used by someone who is infected
  • as a baby of an infected mother, during pregnancy, labour or delivery, or through breastfeeding

Check out Just The Facts website for more information on sexual health

Clinics

Picton Medical Centre

Free for under 22 years (when making the appointment you need to ask for a 'student appointment')
Free sexually transmitted infections health care - Phone: 03 573 6092

Sexual Health Clinic (STI Clinic) - Renown Building

Located in the Renown Building (cnr Maxwell & Seymour Street, Blenheim)

This clinic is free. Free scripts for 72 condoms + $5.00 charge at a chemist/pharmacy
68 Seymour Street, Blenheim (same rooms as Family Planning)
Clinic Hours: Thursday 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone: 03 578 3044