Where to test in England

Testing for HIV is free, simple and confidential. You can test in person or by ordering a kit online.

Testing in person

You can get a free HIV test by visiting a sexual health clinic. This is also an opportunity to get tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Many organisations also offer testing in the community.

Testing at home

In most local areas you can order a free postal test. You take a small sample of blood at home and post it back to a lab for testing, with results in a few days. Often the services will also offer tests for other sexually transmitted infections at the same time.

If you would prefer to do a test yourself and read the results within a few minutes, you could buy a self test. These are free from Terrence Higgins Trust to eligible people in some parts of the country.