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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.
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.
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.
Copyright 2018 © Terrence Higgins Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (reg. no. 288527)
Company reg. no. 1778149 and a registered charity in Scotland (reg. no. SC039986). Registered office: 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP.