HIV Self-Test Scotland is a new national self-testing service giving people a free quick and easy way to get an HIV test
We’re delighted to announce the launch of HIV Self-Test Scotland – a new national self-testing service giving people a free quick and easy way to get an HIV test. That means no matter where you are in Scotland, you can get a discreet HIV test delivered to your door.
An HIV self-test is a simple test you can take by yourself at home. It uses a spot of blood to find out if you have been exposed to HIV. HIV Self-Test Scotland uses the BioSure HIV Self Test because it is a proven way of diagnosing HIV. It 99.7% accurate at finding HIV, and 99.9% accurate at giving a negative test result. Find out more about the HIV self-test here.
The HIV self-test is for anyone living in Scotland, who wants to get an HIV test in a place that’s comfortable for them.
The HIV self-test is needed during COVID-19, as a way of making sure everyone can get a test in Scotland, no matter where they live. With travel restrictions in place, as well as limited NHS resources, people who are at risk of HIV are less able to get tested during this time. That means by giving people the chance to get a self-test, we can continue preventing new HIV infections during COVID-19.
You can find out more information about this service on the HIV Self-Test Scotland website here.
If someone gets a positive result, they will go for a second test to confirm the result at their local sexual health clinic. Whatever the test result, they can also get support to help guide them through the next steps. Find out more about the support encompassed in the HIV Self-Test Scotland service here or clicking here on the SX website
Yes, you can speak to one of our health improvement team on our live chat function. You should see an Icon in at the bottom right-hand corner which will link you to our chat. We are online between 9-5 outside of these hours you can click here.
As this service has been rapidly developed responding to COVID-19, we’d love to hear any feedback or suggestions from you on how we can improve. Get in touch with us by email here.