Dry blood spot testing 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. Northern will contact you, usually within 14 days, with your results.
Once you receive your Home HIV test, you can follow the instructions inside the package or through the following video:
We recommend that you book for 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 posted using a 1st class delivery service, Monday – Thursday. Your Home HIV test will arrive in discreet packaging, labelled with your name, address and a returns label. We will include a condom and lube pack with your order.
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.
If you feel you would like some support to stay HIV negative, then visit sorthiv.org.uk to complete the safer sex toolkit to help manage the sex you are having in a way that works for you.
You can also order free condoms and lube from us here.
The SortHIV 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.
If you’d 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.
After 3 weeks BHA will contact you to confirm that you have received your HIV test and to check whether you need any further information and advice and help with any referrals.