Order a Home HIV, Hep B & C, Syphilis test
Is this test right for me?
You must be 18 years and over and a resident of Greater Manchester. The home tests (due to our funding) are for those populations most at risk. This includes gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and black African men and women.
If you have had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours, you might benefit from PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). PEP is an emergency course of medication which can help stop you getting HIV after a potential exposure. You can get PEP from your nearest sexual health clinic, or from an A&E department.
How the test works
The Home test requires a small blood sample collected from a finger prick, the blood is dropped onto a card and left to dry for thirty minutes. It is then posted using the pre-paid envelope to the Northern Sexual Health Clinic where the results will be processed for HIV. The Northern will contact you, usually within 14 days, with your results
Support and advice
Once you receive your Home HIV test, you can follow the instructions inside the package or through this video:
We recommend that you book a telephone or an online coaching consultation with us and we will coach and support you to complete the test and provide useful tips for your sexual health. Just click for this option in the order form below.
Your Home HIV test will be sent in discreet packaging by first-class post, labelled with your name, address and a returns label. We will include a condom and lube pack with your order.
What happens if I test positive?
Following a positive result, a sexual health nurse will guide you through what happens next, what support is available, and arrangements will be made to see a specialist who will take care of your health.
With an early diagnosis and access to treatment, HIV is a long-term manageable condition with normal life expectancy. HIV treatment is free. Many people with a HIV diagnosis on effective treatment become undetectable which means they will not transmit HIV to others.
It takes up to 12 weeks/3 months since your last risk (the last time you had sex) for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B infections to show on the postal home test.
Hepatitis C infections take up to 6 months to show on our blood tests