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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.
Consultant in theatres

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 facilities

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

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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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