Instant or same day/ next day HIV test results or early detection HIV testing from 10 days after contact.
HIV Test options:
The most suitable HIV test for you depends on how long ago the potential exposure was.
We can carry out several different types on HIV test. For sexual exposure more than 90 days previously an instant HIV test can produce reliable results within a minute. Exposure between 28 and 90 days can be tested with same day results using the DUO test which looks for HIV 1 and 2 antibodies as well as the P24 antigen. For patients who have had a potentially risky contact between 10 and 28 days there is a reliable early detection test which gives same day results .
|HIV Test table Time from exposure||12 weeks or more||28 days or more||10 days or more|
|Test||INSTI||HDUO||RNA early detection
|Sample||Drop of blood from finger prick||Blood test||Blood test|
|Time to results||1 minute||Same or next day||Same or next day|
|Further information||HIV 1&2 Antibodies||HIV 1&2 antibodies & P24 antigen||‘PCR’ test for HIV|
All samedaydoctor clinics can offer confidential fast access to all three HIV testing options with fast results. Results can be given in person, by phone or via email.
HIV risk: If you want to find out more about your HIV or AIDS risk, are feeling anxious about HIV, or just want to talk to someone then either visit one of our clinics or arrange a phone/email consultation with one of our doctors or specialist HIV nurses. Read our guide to sexual infections & STDs.
HIV positive result: If your HIV test is positive our experienced doctors and nurses are on hand to help with your diagnosis. We are able to facilitate transfer of care to the NHS or arrange for further testing. We can offer long term management and HIV health monitoring of HIV if required.