CERSH collaborated with Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to develop and deliver the TESTme project. TESTme is a free service offered by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre for rural Victorians living more than 100 kilometres from Melbourne who are aged 25 years and younger, rural Victorian men who have sex with men and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. TESTme offers online testing for chlamydia and telephone consultations with a nurse for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and contraceptive advice.
CERSH worked with local rural professionals and organisations in Norhteast Victoria to promote the TESTme service. CERSH also undertook a project in partnership with the University Department of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne aimed at exploring the attitudes of rural young people in relation to online STI testing to test the acceptability of TESTme to the target group.
For more information on this project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the TESTme website (link below).