The DBS test is for people living in New South Wales (NSW), Australia who are over 16 years old.
The DBS HIV test is for gay and other men who have sex with men, people with a transgender history, people from countries within Africa or Asia and other countries where HIV is more common and people who have current or previous sexual partners from Africa or Asia.
The DBS hepatitis C test is for people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people who have ever injected a drug, people who have ever been in prison, people who attend or have attended community corrections services, people who use or have used drug and alcohol services or mental health services, people who are or have been homeless, and people from countries where hepatitis C is more common.
For other groups of people, conventional laboratory HIV or hepatitis C testing may be more suitable. For more information on other testing services, call the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624, or if you have a doctor you normally see, you could ask him or her about HIV and hepatitis C testing.