The Sexual Health Network, Greater Manchester. NHS

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 sent

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 of life.

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 result.


By ordering a home postal test you are acknowledging that you have read our Confidentiality Statement



Order Form

Personal Details

Research shows that the swab test may be slightly more sensitive at detecting vaginal chlamydia infections

Call 0800 0461303 (Confidential Advice Line)