Kit Request - HIV & Syphilis
Who can order a HIV Testing Kit
We are currently only offering HIV test kits to people aged 16 and over, depending on risk and in certain areas.
These areas are -
- Tameside and Glossop
- Hull and East Ridings
- Request from the LGF website Link. (HIV Only) Please note kits can also be collected in person from LGF office.
If you do not fall under any of the areas above, you will have to attend your nearest clinic for testing at this time.
Any out of area or underage request unfortunately will not be sent
About the Test Kit
The Dry Blood Spot Test that we are offering is of a high standard and if taken correctly is as accurate as any blood test taken in any clinic for HIV and syphilis.
With early diagnosis treatment can keep the HIV virus under control and the immune system healthy. People on HIV treatment can live a long and healthy, active life. However if HIV is diagnosed late, treatment may be less effective and therefore affect quality of life.
HIV and syphilis tests MAY NOT ALWAYS find recently acquired infections: It may take up to 3 months for a new infection to give a positive result.
As with any test for Syphilis or/and HIV if you have a positive test you will need to attend a clinic for further blood test to confirm result and to speak to a member of staff about the result.