If you are concerned about having contracted HIV then use our HIV home test kit to find out without having to see your regular doctor or nurse.
The HIV home test kit requires you to take a small blood sample following the instructions and kit provided. The sample needs to be posted to our partner laboratory to be analysed. Your results will be available within 2 working days of the sample reaching the lab.
We offer a discreet and professional service to test for STIs from the comfort of your own home. We will send the test kit in plain discreet packaging. Everything you need to take a sample along with simple to follow instructions is provided.
A safe, confidential and discreet service guaranteed.
Due to the urgency involved in processing these tests, this service is only available in the UK. Orders outside of the UK cannot be accepted.
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|HIV Home Test||one test kit||£27.99|
HIV Home Test
|HIV Home Test||one test kit||£27.99|
About The TestDrFelix has partnered with the UK’s leading STI testing laboratory. We offer a remote service to get tested for various STI’s from the comfort of your home at an affordable cost. The “HIV Home Test Kit” allows you to get analysed for HIV 1&2 through a blood sample. The test is 99.8% likely to detect if you are infected with HIV if you have caught the infection six (6) weeks before the test.
HIV Home Test Process
- You place and order and request the test kit
- We post the kit to an address of your choice in plain & discreet packaging
- You follow the enclosed instructions to collect a tiny blood sample
- You post the parcel to our lab in the free return postage sent with the kit
- Wait to receive an SMS alert with your results, normally within 2-3 days of your sample arriving at the lab
Time window for HIV testHIV test kit is unable to detect the infection if you have only contracted the HIV virus within the last 6 weeks. For accurate results, you are advised to wait for 6 weeks from the time you suspect getting infected before getting tested. We recommend visiting your local GUM clinic immediately if you feel you have been infected within the last two days.
Why get tested for HIV?HIV is a growing problem in the UK, with over 100,000 HIV patients in the UK. Almost a quarter of them will be unaware they are living with HIV, so they are more likely to infect people. HIV infections are not just passed in men who have sex with men, but 50% of the infections in 2011 were passed through heterosexual sex. There is no way to confirm if you have HIV until you get tested, and our HIV home test kit makes this really easy.
When is a HIV test recommended?Some behaviours are considered high risk and if you are involved in any of these we recommend getting tested at least once a year:
- You used pre-used needles to take drugs or other substances
- You had unprotected sex (anal, vagina, oral) with men who have sex with men
HIV Home Test vs Rapid HIV TestOur HIV home test kit requires a tiny blood sample to be analysed in the lab thoroughly before you get your results. Rapid HIV tests are similar to pregnancy tests and can give you a result immediately. The difference being the level of qualification and service, the lab staff is qualified and experienced and re-tests your sample a few times to confirm if you test positive.
How will the test work?
DrFelix offers an HIV 1&2 Abs/p24 Ag combination (Fourth Generation) test. This is the most common test carried out in GUM clinics across the UK and is recommended by the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). The HIV home test requires a tiny blood sample which is analysed for the presence of antigens (specific proteins) normally found in the HIV virus and natural antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV.
Your results will become available with 2-3 days of your sample arriving at the lab. You will receive an SMS alert with the result as soon as they become available. If you do not wish to receive an SMS then please make us aware and we will inform you via email.
Delivery of your HIV Home Test Kit
We aim to dispatch your test kit on the same day if you place an order before 12:30pm. Any orders placed on Saturday and Sunday will be processed on the next working day i.e. Monday unless it is a bank holiday. The kit will be sent in plain discreet packaging. The test kit will include detailed instructions and a tiny blood sample collector. Once you have collected the sample, you will need to send the sample back using the free return postage to our partner lab and we will be in touch with your results as soon as possible.
Privacy of your test and results
We make every effort to provide a completely safe and confidential service. Your privacy is our paramount concern. We will not share any of your information with any third parties, this includes your regular GP but we can do so if you provide us with written consent. The test kit is sent out in plain packaging with no indication of the contents inside.
Communicating with your doctor
Our doctors follow good medical practice and would encourage informing your GP if your results are positive. If you wish for us to do this, you would need to provide full contact details of your GP along with written consent to confirm you are happy for us to do this free of charge. DrFelix or any of our doctors will never in any circumstances contact your doctor without your consent.
If you have any questions about this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the question, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.