HIV Tests - don't delay

on Tuesday, 07 April 2015. Posted in blog

Should you have a HIV test?

If you are worried that you may have been exposed to the HIV infection, the chances are that you will want to bury your head in the sand. However with our rapid results test you can get your peace of mind back quickly and easily with a simple test. 

If you may have been exposed to the virus then it is important to get tested as soon as possible. Indeed, if you think you may have been exposed to the virus within the last 72 hours then there is anti-HIV medication that may stop you becoming infected. Remember that people living with HIV may have no signs or symptoms at all.

If your exposure was more than 28 days ago then we can offer a test which gives you results in just three minutes. You can come alone or bring a friend for moral support if you wish.

However if your exposure was less that 4 weeks ago, it is good to get tested as soon as possible so treatment can be started quickly. The results take slightly longer to come back but treatment can be started sooner so it is much better for your health to be tested as soon as possible after your exposure.

We can see you in our clinic at Hampshire Health just off the M27 close to Chichester, our private general practice clinic offers many options for health care so is very discrete, no-one will know what you are being seen for.

Cut the worry from your life and come in for a simple blood test, our doctors are highly experienced and will talk you through every aspect of your test.

The service is confidential and caring, call us on 01243 388 712

Making time for your health

At Southdowns we believe that giving our patients time to discuss their health is a critical factor in good health.

Our consultations are unhurried, allowing us to fully explore your concerns and talk through any issues you want to discuss.

Patient Confidentiality

We do not share any information about our clients with anyone else, unless you give expressed permission. Unlike the NHS we operate an “opt-in” policy regarding data sharing, meaning that unless told otherwise we will not share your details with any third parties.