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Private HIV Testing In London Walk-in Appointments Available

If you believe you are a risk for HIV infection, your best option is to seek medical advice and get tested. The earlier the diagnosis of HIV, the earlier you can start treatment and prevent being ill.

It may take up to two weeks after exposure of HIV for an accurate test result.

At Sexual Health Clinic London, we offer private, discreet, and reliable HIV testing for your peace of mind.

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  • Pricing: £65
  • Sample: Blood
  • Turnaround Time: 24 hours

PRIVATE HIV TESTING IN HARLEY ST. LONDON

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suppresses the cells in the immune system. If untreated, HIV can result in AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Unfortunately there is no known cure once you’re infected with HIV as the virus remains in the body but it is now a manageable condition on medications which you will continue to take.

When should I get tested?

You should get tested for HIV if you suspect you are at risk of carrying the virus or if you are worried and need to be reassured you do not have HIV.

You can visit our clinic as early as ten days after a potential exposure. It is advisable to have a HIV test if you:

  1. Had unprotected sexual intercourse with a new partner.
  2. Have multiple sexual partners.
  3. Have another sexually transmitted infection (STI).
  4. Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
  5. Have concerns about being infected or suspect a recent exposure.

Timely testing is vital, as early treatment can significantly affect treatment and management.

Why is HIV testing important?

Knowing whether or not you have HIV is important for your health and also to protect others. Early HIV diagnosis and early treatment will positively impact your health outcome and reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Getting tested is a responsible step towards protecting your health and contributes to reducing the spread of HIV to others.

Procedure

  • Preparing for the test
    HIV testing doesn't require any special preparation. However, ensure you are well-hydrated and have eaten before your test. Bring a means of identification and information regarding your medical history.
  • During the test
    Depending on the selected test, a healthcare provider will take a sample of blood from your arm or a finger prick. Some tests may involve taking a swab of your mouth. Our highly trained and skilled healthcare professionals will ensure the procedure is quick and cause very little to no discomfort.
  • Results
    Results range from rapid, available within a few minutes, to those available after a few days, depending on the type of screening test selected.
    Regardless of the outcome of your result, we will provide the necessary guidance and support, from further testing to treatment and resources. Our services are also confidential, and we are available to offer you our professional care.

Symptoms

People with HIV may experience flu-like symptoms for 2 – 4 weeks following infection.

HIV medications control symptoms for years. However, as the infection progresses and the virus multiplies (destroying the immune cells), symptoms such as fatigue, fever, and swollen lymph nodes increasingly occur over time.

Untreated HIV eventually can develop into AIDS often within 8 – 10 years.

How does HIV spread?

Modes of HIV spread:

  1. Blood products (unscreened blood and unclean/infected needles).
  2. Unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sexual intercourse with an infected person.
  3. Mother to baby transmission during nursing, pregnancy, and/or childbirth.

Our STI testing packages

The only difference between the Platinum Screen and Gold packages is an additional human papillomavirus (HPV) swab test which includes 16, 18 and high-risk strains in the Platinum Screen but they are basically the same. Please speak to our team for further advice which is best for your situation.

Bronze

Prices £250
Tests for
  • Syphilis, HIV I/II Antibodies
  • Turnaround: Bloods- 24 hours

Accurate at 28 days

Tests for
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea
  • Turnaround: Bloods- 24 hours

Accurate at 28 days

Silver

Prices £325 Men icon £375 Women icon
Tests for
  • Herpes I&II, Syphilis, HIV I/II Antibodies
  • Turnaround: Bloods- 24 hours

Accurate at 28 days post contact

Tests for
  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma, Trichomoniasis, Ureaplasma, Gardnerella
  • Turnaround: Urine- 3 Days

Accurate at 28 days post contact

Tests for
  • Additional Bacterial Swab for Women; screening for Candida and Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Turnaround: Swab – 3 days

Accurate at 28 days post contact

Gold Screen

Prices £475 Men icon £490 Women icon
Tests for
  • Syphilis, HIV I/II Antibodies, Hepatitis B & C
  • Turnaround: Bloods- 24 hours

Accurate at 28 days and conclusive at 90 days post contact

Tests for
  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma, Trichomoniasis, Ureaplasma, Gardnerella, Herpes I&II
  • Turnaround: Urine- 3 Days

Accurate at 28 days and conclusive at 90 days post contact

Tests for
  • Additional Swab for Women; screening for Candida, BV, Fungi, Trichomoniasis, Ureaplasma and Gardnerella
  • Turnaround: Swab – 3 days

Accurate at 28 days and conclusive at 90 days post contact

Platinum Screen

Prices £625 Men icon £665 Women icon
Tests for
  • Syphilis, HIV I/II Antibodies, Hepatitis B & C

The same STD screenings are included in the Platinum Screen as our Gold Package, however with an Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Swab including 16, 18 and High Risk types.

  • Turnaround: Bloods- 24 hours

Accurate at 28 days and conclusive at 90 days post contact

Tests for
  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma, Trichomoniasis, Ureaplasma, Gardnerella, Herpes I&II

The same STD screenings are included in the Platinum Screen as our Gold Package, however with an Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Swab including 16, 18 and High Risk types.

  • Turnaround: Urine – 3 Days

Accurate at 28 days and conclusive at 90 days post contact

Tests for
  • Additional Swab for Women; screening for Candida, BV, Fungi, Trichomoniasis, Ureaplasma and Gardnerella

The same STD screenings are included in the Platinum Screen as our Gold Package, however with an Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Swab including 16, 18 and High Risk types.

  • Turnaround: Swab – 3 days HPV Swab – 2 days

Accurate at 28 days and conclusive at 90 days post contact

Fast STD Screens Results - In 24 Working Hours

Prices £350.00
Tests for
  • HIV I&II
  • Syphilis IgM/IgG
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea

Fast STD Screens Results - In 24 Working Hours

Prices £450.00
Tests for
  • HIV I&II
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C Antibodies
  • Hepatitis C Antigen
  • Syphilis IgM/IgG

Contact Sexual Health Clinic London today for your confidential HIV testing. You can also contact if you need more information about our HIV testing services.

(We have the full range of additional tests.  Those above are the gold standard with prices so if it is not here please contact the clinic.)

Frequently asked questions

People infected with HIV may not have any symptoms for at least ten years.

The most common HIV symptom is sero-conversion illness. This is a brief phase of flu-like symptoms that occurs within 2 – 4 weeks after being infected with the virus, however some people are asymptomatic.

HIV spreads through sexual intercourse, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex. In the UK, the most common route is via unprotected vaginal or anal sex (without using a condom).

HIV also spreads by sharing needles and undergoing surgical procedures in a country with low sterilisation methods. A mother can also transmit the virus to her baby during childbirth or breastfeeding.

HIV remains in the bodily fluids of an infected person, such as breast milk, blood, and anal and vaginal fluid. The virus cannot survive outside the body. You cannot acquire HIV from sweat, urine, or saliva.

We offer private HIV testing. Different options are designed to meet your testing needs. Available options include:

It usually takes at least 28 days following exposure for the standard HIV test to detect the virus in the blood.

An early detection test can give an accurate result within ten days post-exposure.
A visa application process may require you to provide a certificate with your HIV status. With this test, we will issue you a certificate with your result.

STD tests are highly accurate, so a false result is highly unlikely. However, STI tests may give false positive results typically on two occasions:

You took the test before the incubation period passed:
To prevent this, ensure you check the 'accurate from date' for each test.

The test was taken incorrectly:
If you took the test at home, ensure you follow the instructions. If you are unsure how to take the test, contact our team or schedule an appointment at the clinic where a specially trained nurse will take the test for you.

At Sexual Health Clinic London, our standard protocol is for all HIV positive samples to be re-tested under a specific, detailed panel. On appointment our doctor will discuss this with you and give advice and guidance on what you need, if anything, to do next.

Find Us

Our Sexual Health Clinic is located on Harley Street in the heart of London.
We are only a 5 minutes walk from Regents Park station, 10 minutes from Great Portland Street and 15 minutes from Oxford Circus.

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