Why is Testing Important?
It is important to get tested regularly for HIV if you are sexually active and when you change sexual partners. HIV often has no symptoms. Testing is the only way to be sure of your HIV status.
Getting tested for HIV means that, if you are infected with the virus, you can receive HIV treatment and care before the infection damages your health. It also means you will reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to your partner.
Getting an HIV test
Getting tested for HIV is quick, easy and confidential.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary new arrangements are in place to access sexual health services.
You can still test for HIV and other STIs at home.
Register now at www.doitlondon.shl.uk
- Answer some quick questions so we know what tests to send you
- We will post you a free test kit in plain packaging, with clear instructions how to test yourself
- You return your samples (free postage) and results are ready online 3-5 days later
- If you need treatment or further tests, a health adviser will provide telephone support
- Treatment for some STIs can be posted to your home. For others you will be advised how to access further care in clinic.
This service is for people living in Greater London. Use these alternatives if you live in Croydon, Greenwich or Hillingdon
Sexual health clinics have reduced access – always telephone before attending in person
Other options for HIV testing include:
STAY HOME > PROTECT THE NHS > SAVE LIVES
Links provided are to trusted and partner-assured sites providing self-test kits