Rapid HIV test
Rapid HIV testing is available at all of our clinics. A quick finger-prick will draw some blood and a result will be available 20 minutes later. The window period for a Rapid HIV test must be 12 weeks post exposure.
Conventional blood testing involves blood being taken from a vein in your arm which is then sent off to a laboratory for testing – you may have to wait up to one week to get your result. In order to get a result that covers any event where you may have risked being exposed to HIV, we advise that you wait a minimum of 6 weeks before you have a conventional blood test.
HIV self-test (HST)
An HIV self-test is a finger-prick blood test that you can do yourself at home. It produces results within `15 minutes and doesn't need to be sent to a laboratory. HST kits are simple to use and come with clear instructions. You can search for an HST using Emen8's interactive map.