Free confidential Rapid HIV Testing is provided with a rapid test that uses a small amount of blood by pricking the finger with a lancet and results are given in 15 minutes.
During your HIV testing session, you will be asked questions about possible risk factors and your sexual history, provided information about HIV/STI treatment options (including Pre and Post Exposure Prophylaxis – PrEP/nPEP), and provided information of what your results are and the window period.
If the test results are Reactive or preliminary positive, then a confirmatory test is done through an oral sample. The oral sample is sent to a laboratory for the screening of the HIV antibodies and results can take 2 weeks.
Testing is the only way to know for sure if you have HIV. Many people do not have any symptoms and can live for many years without knowing they have the virus.