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Private HIV Tests

Your Sexual Health has a wide range of HIV tests that offer accurate results in a discreet and convenient manner. Our private HIV testing service is quick and easy; all you have to do is choose the test you require and the clinic that you want to book at. Browse our private HIV tests below or contact our customer services team with any questions that you have.


Our private HIV testing service is both simple and discreet. The only people who will know about your test are you and us. Simply choose the HIV test that you require from the products below and then select your clinic on the next page.

If you’re opting for a clinic test, select the test and choose a clinic and appointment time that suits you. We’ll be in touch once we’ve received your order to confirm your appointment time. All you have to do then is arrive on time to deposit your sample before the container is posted to our laboratory.

With out postal home testing service, all you have to do is provide us with your home address. We’ll then post a finger prick blood sample collection kit to your home along with a return envelope.


Where Can I Get a Private HIV Test?

Regardless of where in the UK you’re based, you can order a postal HIV test and it will be delivered to your doorstep. If you’d rather visit a clinic, however, you can choose from the 100+ clinics that we’ve got available nationwide, including in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and smaller cities and towns. Simply choose the test that best meets your needs and when booking, select the clinic that’s most convenient for you.

Can I Test for HIV By Myself?

Yes, if you would rather not visit a clinic, then choose a home HIV test, which you can take in the comfort of your own home. As long as you follow the instructions carefully when taking the test, it will return reliable results. 

Simply order the test and we will post it to your door. Once you’ve taken the sample, send it back to us and once we’ve analysed it in our laboratory, we will send you back the results. You can read more about the procedure in our blog on How Home STD Testing Works.  

What HIV Tests Are Available?

With private HIV testing, you can choose from different types of HIV tests which are designed to meet your testing needs. Choose from:

  • Instant HIV tests: perfect if you don’t want to wait for the result. Simply visit one of our clinics, take the test, and you’ll receive the result in less than an hour.
  • Early detection HIV test: it takes at least 28 days after exposure for standard tests to detect the HIV virus in your blood. With an early detection test, however, you can get tested in as little as 10 days post exposure.
  • HIV test with a certificate: as part of the VISA application process, you might be asked to provide a certificate with your HIV status. Get this test and we’ll issue a certificate with your result.

Can HIV Tests Return a False Negative Result?

STD tests are highly accurate, so it is unlikely that they will return a false result. However, there are two occasions on which this might happen:

  1. You’ve taken the test without waiting for the incubation period to pass. To avoid this from happening, make sure you check the ‘Accurate from’ tag for each test.
  2. The test was taken incorrectly. If you’re taking the test at home, make sure you follow the instructions. If you are unsure how to take it, reach out to our team or book a clinic test where a specially-trained nurse will take the test for you.