HIV Test FAQs – AHF United Kingdom

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HIV Test FAQs

Have questions on how our confidential free rapid HIV test works?

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Knowing your HIV status is a key factor in caring for your health and in protecting yourself and your partners from contracting the virus. With free walk-in rapid HIV testing available at two sites in Croydon, getting testing is easy, convenient, fast, confidential and free.

Click on the switches below to get answers to the most frequently asked questions about our free rapid HIV tests:

Knowing your HIV status is the best way to protect your health and the health of your partner. If you are HIV-positive, early diagnosis gives you a high chance to live a healthy, long life. Many who are HIV-positive do not know their status, and could unknowingly infect others. If you are sexually active, get tested.

Testing at our sites is free; it is performed quickly, easily and in a friendly atmosphere.

HIV testing is free at all of our sites.

The actual test time will be 15 minutes.

For the rapid HIV test used at our sites a small drop of blood is needed.

In the case of a positive result, you will be linked as soon as possible into a local NHS sexual health clinic for a confirmatory test.

If you undergo testing at one of our sites in Croydon, we guarantee it will be quick and in a quality manner.

You will receive your results before you leave our facility.

The test will be administered by a trained and certified HIV tester.

We only gather the minimum information necessary and required to evaluate your individual needs, to assist us in providing you with the right service. We strive to keep the process as simple as possible.

If you receive an HIV-positive test result, our testers will walk you through the next steps. HIV is not fully curable, but it is treatable and the treatments are highly effective.

If you receive an HIV-positive test result, our counselors will walk you through the next steps. HIV is not fully curable, but it is treatable and the treatments are highly effective.

Caring for those living with HIV is our mission. If you test positive, our knowledgeable staff of will be with you to support you. We will link you into the NHS services you need to start your HIV treatment and get the appropriate care and support.

Click on this link to find out more about antiretroviral therapy in the UK.




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