HOW TO GET AN HIV TEST IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE

Online Self-Testing

Kit sent to you on request through the post. You take a finger prick of blood which gives a result in 15 minutes. The test shows either no signs of HIV, or a ‘reactive’ result. Reactive results MUST be confirmed in a health care setting as very occasionally (3 in 1,000) are ‘false positive’. Costs £29.95 from BioSURE.

ONLINE SELF-SAMPLING

FREE public funded service for individuals who may be at greater risk of HIV. Kit sent to you on request through the post. You take a sample using the kit (usually finger prick of blood), send it off and you receive the result about 1 week later.

(SHAC)

SEXUAL HEALTH & CONTRACEPTION SERVICES (SHAC) is a free and confidential specialist service open to EVERYONE regardless of age and sexuality. Specialist clinics for men who have sex with men (Clinic M), trans, non-binary or gender variant individuals (Clinic T), young people (YPC) & women requiring contraception only (Clinic C). HIV tests are free. Appointments through website or 01273 523388.

TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST (THT)

Terrence Higgins Trust offer several drop in sessions offering free rapid HIV tests throughout the week – a finger-prick test with results several minutes later (61 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE, 01273 764200). THT also offer free on-line HIV self-test kits for certain high risk groups.

CHANGE, GROW, LIVE (DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES)

Support available to anyone concerned about their drug or alcohol use, or for the families & carers supporting those struggling with substance misuse. Free HIV testing available for clients of the service.

THROUGH YOUR GENERAL PRACTITIONER (g.p.)

You can attend your GP to discuss having an HIV test. Having a negative HIV test result does not impact on insurance, health or life assurance policies.

DIGITAL VENDING MACHINES

Award winning vending machines delivering HIV self-tests with results in 15 minutes. Available at The Rainbow HubProwlerSubline and The Marlborough Pub and Theatre

BARGAIN cost of just £9.99

BRIGHTON SAUNA

Sex on premises venue for men who have sex with men only.  Free self-testing kits available from world first digital vending machine in the reception area. Rapid HIV finger-prick testing result in 15 minutes. Also testing with THT outreach workers Weds evenings 6.00-8.00pm, and some Saturdays.