HIV test


If you're concerned about your sexual health, you can see one of our private consultants for an HIV test

Enquiries & Appointments

About have a HIV test

If you think you may have been exposed to the HIV virus, it's best to seek medical advice as soon as possible.

A blood test could put your mind at rest or make sure you get the treatment you need quickly.

Need to know

Your nurse will ask you some questions about your health and lifestyle. They then take a blood sample from your arm by inserting a fine needle into a vein. If you don't like needles, please tell your nurse so they can make you more comfortable. After they take the needle out, they apply a little pressure to the area and then cover it with a plaster.

Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your nurse will explain these to you and answer any questions you might have.

You'll be able to go home after your blood test. You should eat something if you feel lightheaded. Your arm might have a small bruise but this should go away in a couple of days. We'll let you know as soon as we have your results.

Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our HIV test locations

The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.