Going for HIV testing can be like making a dental appointment – it’s easy to put off when you’re busy and no one is hassling you about it.
No matter how long it’s been since your last HIV test making the decision to have a HIV test is a good choice.
You might be surprised how things have changed. HIV testing has become quicker, easier and less stressful.
Some clinics now offer rapid HIV testing, which means you can get a result in around 20 minutes.
Also, some clinics also provide a convenient express service for people who test frequently, which means a shorter consultation time. You can also make an appointment online.
In some cases clinics and GPs now provide results by phone or SMS to regular clients so you don’t need to make another appointment.
Make testing something you do at least once a year. Or have a six-monthly check-up like at the dentist.