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HIV Rapid test
To book an appointment for a Rapid HIV finger-prick test:
All of our rapid HIV community testing sessions have been suspended due to COVID-19. You can access a HIV test as part of our postal STI kits here. If you need further support or guidance on HIV, please call us on 0300 300 2016
A Rapid HIV test is a finger prick test that is available in some community venues.
We recommend booking an appointment as walk-in opportunities can be limited. All venues have private rooms for consultation and testing, and results are available within 60 seconds at the end of the consultation. No personal information is passed onto the venues that we use. You must be 18 years old or over to access this service.
The 'window period' is the length of time it can take between catching an infection and when it will show in a test. The window period for the Rapid HIV test is up to 90 days. For more information on window periods please click here.