Order a Home HIV test
Want to check whether you have contracted HIV?
Order a Home HIV test. It is free, easy, and confidential.
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 of HIV. 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 HIV 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 HIV 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.
What if the test is HIV negative?
If you feel you would like some support to stay HIV negative, then our safer sex toolkit to help manage the sex you are having in a way that works for you.
If you want more support to stay HIV negative
The Step-Up scheme offers free and exclusive access to additional sexual health support, including one to one sessions, workshops, condoms and lube, and home HIV tests. Please note you are not able to access PrEP through the Step-Up Scheme.
If you would like to refer yourself to the scheme click here. By completing the form, you consent to being contacted by PaSH staff who will review your referral and aim to get in touch with you within 3 working days.