Postal Kit Request - HIV & Syphilis
The Home Testing Service for HIV is currently only available for residents of Tameside and Glossop
Please check back again soon when hopefully the service will be available for all Greater Manchester Residents.
Any kits requested from outside Tameside and Glossop will not be sent.
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 s further blood test to confirm result and to speak to a member of staff about the result.
In order for you to receive an HIV and syphilis testing kit in the post you must be a Greater Manchester resident and complete the following self-assessment triage form: