HIV test

Sexual health screening

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

About

If you think you may have been exposed to the HIV virus, it's best to seek medical advice as soon as possible. A simple blood test could put your mind at rest or make sure you get the treatment you need quickly.

Need to know

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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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