Kit Request - HIV & Syphilis
Who can order a HIV Testing Kit
We are currently only offering HIV test kits to people aged 16
and over, depending on risk and in certain areas.
These areas are -
- Residents of Tameside who are men who have sex with men
If you do not fall under any of the areas above, you will have
to attend your nearest clinic for testing at this time.
Any out of area or underage request unfortunately will not be
About the Test Kit
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
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 further blood test to
confirm result and to speak to a member of staff about the
By ordering a home postal test you are acknowledging that you
have read our Confidentiality Statement