Private HIV Tests London & Nationwide
HIV is transmitted via blood or body fluid and the most commonest way of acquiring HIV is through unprotected vaginal or anal sex. There are two types of HIV viruses, HIV 1 and 2. HIV 1 is the most common type worldwide.
|Name of Test||Results / Turnaround||Price|
|Early HIV Test|
From 10 days
|Same Day Result (If taken before 12pm)|
London Clinics Only
|Instant Result HIV Test|
From 45 days
Central London & Nationwide
HIV DUO TEST
The HIV Duo 4th generation test screens for HIV 1, HIV 2 antibodies and the p24 antigen. The test is highly accurate from 45 days and conclusive 90 days. Evidence shows 99% of HIV infections would be identified by our 4th generation HIV tests 45 days post – exposure and high risk we advise repeat testing 90 days post contact (BASHH 2020).
If the initial test is reactive we will go on to confirm the result using 3 independent techniques. In the case of positive results, we will provide full support and refer into NHS care of your choice.
EARLY HIV TEST
This screen provides accurate results using DNA (PCR) testing from 10 days after contact for HIV 1. Repeat HIV testing is advised at the intervals 45 or 90 days. Results will be available on the same day for tests taken at one of our London Flagships, and within 2-3 days for tests taken in one of our nation-wide clinics.
INSTANT RESULT HIV TEST
The Alere’s Combo HIV Test
The stages of HIV infection can be determined in 20 minutes. This test is recommended by British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) to screen for HIV. This is a 4th generation test for the detection of P24 antigen and antibodies to HIV 1 and HIV 2.
The accuracy of the test has been evaluated in multiple clinics across the world with a clinical sensitivity 100% and the specificity of the test is 99.72%.
Reactive results need to be further evaluated with laboratory testing. An additional HIV test should be offered to all persons at 3 months to definitively exclude HIV infection” (BASHH)
* Samples are collected from our clinics and couriered to our partner Harley street laboratory daily. For clients who attend after the courier’s arrival, the samples will be collected the next day, therefore please add a further working day to the specified turnaround times.