HIV TESTING & SCREENING
We provide private HIV Test & HIV Screening at our discreet Clinics including Liverpool, Wirral Chester & Manchester. Most results are available within 48 hours.
If you are sexually active, worried about a risk or exposure to HIV and want total peace of mind, we strongly recommend you get a complete HIV consultation and test with sexual health, obstetrics and gynaecology specialist and private GP, Dr Arun Ghosh.
Fast And Confidential Results
Your results are 100% confidential and your NHS GP will NOT be informed of the test or results and it will not appear on your medical records. Results for blood, urine and PCR tests are often returned within 48hours by text message, over the telephone, by e-mail, by post or in person if requested.
What HIV Tests Are Available?
We offer the four main HIV tests which can detect the HIV virus depending on when you may have been exposed:
Instant HIV Test – Take 26+ days after exposure
10 Day HIV DNA PCR Test – Take 10+ days after exposures
28 Day HIV DUO Test – Take 28+ days after exposure
90 Day HIV Antibody Test – Take 90+ days after exposure
Most HIV tests can be done via a blood sample.
Instant HIV Test – From £140
For exposures occuring 26+ days before your instant HIV test. Rapid results are available within 30 minutes
An Instant HIV test provides rapid results, typically within 60 seconds. The INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test is a rapid in vitro qualitative test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in human whole blood, finger stick blood, serum or plasma. As an antibody test, this is only appropriate for potential exposures that occurred at least 3 months before testing.
HIV Antibody Test – £125
90 Day HIV Testing for exposures occurring 90 days before your HIV Test. Same day / 24hour results in most cases.
This is 99.9% accurate and the traditional HIV antibody test which GUM clinics offer. An antibody is the immune system’s response to disease. If you have been infected with HIV, your body will produce antibodies which are typically detectable through HIV testing after 3 months.
HIV DUO Test – £125
28 Day HIV Testing for exposures occurring 28 days before your HIV test. Results expected within 1-2 days.
The HIV DUO test is extremely accurate 99.8% and can detect the HIV virus 28 days after infection. It combines an antibody test for the HIV 1 & 2 strains of the virus with an antigen test for the p24 antigen. During the first few weeks after someone becomes infected with HIV, p24 is produced rapidly and is detectable in the blood. Recommended by the 2008 UK Guidelines on HIV testing.
HIV RNA PCR Test – £220
10 Day HIV Testing for exposures occurring 10 days before your HIV test. Results expected within 5-7 days.
This test is roughly 96% accurate and can detect the presence of the HIV virus 10 days after exposure. PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a testing method that extracts and amplifies the genetic material of HIV. Because HIV testing using PCR DNA checks for the virus itself, it can provide a positive result sooner than other HIV tests.HIV PCR testing is not 100% reliable and has a higher incidence of false positives than other HIV tests. If you do receive the 10 day test, you should follow up with the HIV Duo Test at 28 days after the suspected infection.
Booking Your Appointment
The cost of your HIV test includes your GP/nurse appointment to discuss any concerns you may have or to check upon the most appropriate HIV test for you to take.
All of our clinics in Liverpool, Wirral, Chester and Manchester are private clinics that are discreet with local parking and confidential bookings are taken conveniently over the telephone. Our staff will request some personal information for a booking to be completed which will not be shared with anybody.