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About Us

About Us


Access to evidence based information on all aspects of HIV, STIs and sexual health

Anonymous & nonjudgmental information for the NSW general public. Specialist support for health professionals.

Who we are

The NSW Sexual Health Infolink (SHIL) is a state-wide, nurse-led, NSW Health service.

SHIL is a key partner in the initiatives of the NSW HIV Strategy 2021-2025, the NSW Hepatitis C Strategy 2022-2025, and NSW Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2022-2026.

Our telephone lines have been staffed by experienced sexual health nurses since 1989. We handle on average 10,000 calls per year.

Our service provides the public of NSW with:

  • Information on HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs)
  • Information on and access to HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Information on where to get tested for HIV and STIs, including self-test and virtual testing options
  • Sexual health risk assessments (including symptom assessment)
  • Referral and/or booking to sexual health services
  • Support for complex partner notification (contact tracing)

Our service supports doctors, nurses and allied healthcare workers in NSW with:

  • Clinical advice on management of STIs, blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and other emerging infections
  • Up to date, evidence-based HIV and STI testing and treatment guidelines
  • Clinical support for PEP and PrEP prescribing
  • Specialist HIV and Syphilis support and complex partner notification
  • Referral to Staff Specialists in Sexual Health and Infectious Diseases

SHIL provides project management and clinical support services for:

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Sexual Health Infolink acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters where our offices are located. As a state-wide service, we further acknowledge the diverse Aboriginal peoples across New South Wales and their continuing connection to Country and culture. We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

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