HIV testing

HIV 

 

 

HIV is a viral infection which can be transmitted through sex, blood and during childbirth and breast feeding. Most people will have no obvious symptoms of HIV infection however if HIV is not treated there are serious consequences for your future health. Treatment is now very effective and there are many advantages to testing and starting treatment early.

 

Testing

HIV testing is offered to everybody as part of a routine sexual health screen. Tests for HIV infection may take 4 weeks to become positive. Therefore we may recommend a repeat test based upon your sexual history and risk assessment. Treatment of HIV is now very advanced and there are many benefits to testing and knowing your status early.

 

Rapid HIV Testing

In certain circumstances we can carry out a finger prick HIV test.

 

Online testing

Some people may be able to access HIV testing online.  You will need to complete an online form and will be advised whether this is appropriate for you. Please click here to order an online test

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