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East London centre

Boots Ilford Fastest

Who this service is for
This service is for anyone living in London.
Clinic type
Out of office hours, Walk in services
177-185 High Road
0808 802 1221
Testing is usually offered on a 'first come, first served' basis so there's no need to book an appointment but, as the number of tests that we can do at each clinic is limited, it's worth arriving early to ensure that you can be seen.
Twice monthly from 4pm – 7pm – (last test 6.45pm)
13 April
27 April
11 May
25 May
8 June
22 June

For more information email hivredbridge@tht.org.uk or visit www.tht.org.uk/redbridge
Service provider
Terrence Higgins Trust

Why you might need this

In the UK one in eight people living with HIV are unaware that they are infected*. If you think you’ve been at risk of HIV infection, this service is for you.

For example, you may be concerned that you have become infected with HIV and you want an HIV test as soon as possible. You may be worried that you contracted HIV recently or some time ago, and you are keen not to pass it onto anyone else. When you get your result, you may want to be able to talk to somebody about it.

* Public Health England data for 2015, published in November 2016.

We can help you

Having an HIV test allows you to make clear decisions about your life. Whether you are HIV positive or negative, you can control and plan what to do next. You can get the information and support you need.

If you are worried about HIV, having a test can also give you peace of mind. It is a free and confidential service and usually no appointment is necessary.

A small sample of blood is taken from your arm or from a pin prick on your finger, and you usually get your result within 20 minutes. A second confirmatory test will then be undertaken.

Our quality commitment

To ensure that all our clinical services provide you with a high standard of care and treatment and are safe, they are provided within THT's clinical governance framework.

This means that our staff are trained to undertake their roles, we have clear policies and procedures in place and work within national guidelines and standards. We regularly monitor our services and welcome feedback from our service users.