Talking about home testing for HIV

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nearest STD/GUM clinic is 3 buses away

Had been wanting to take a HIV test for a while, but the nearest STD/GUM clinic is 3 buses away, the nearest walk in centre is over half an hour away and open only at weird times and my GP is already unhelpful on LGBT+ issues so I didn’t want to go there.

Getting the self-test through the post was, therefore, brilliant. I set it up, took the test and in 15 minutes had a negative result. Very easy, very quick. Plus, getting the test via the Terrence Higgins Trust meant I had immediate access to support should I need it – which fortunately today I didn’t.

All in all, a worthwhile experience.

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 Used on 06th July 2016

This test is so vital to the health and well being of people in all walks of life. So many of us simply don't have the time or don't wish to face the stigma of attending a sexual health clinic, Or use the daunting experience as an excuse not to get tested at all, This home test removes so many obstacles standing in the way of getting tested, It is a truly outstanding service.

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