HIV Quick Checks
Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health Service are providing rapid HIV tests in the community.
To book an appointment: Tel: 0300 300 2016
They are using a test called INSTI, which they chose as it provides a high standard of results and is easy to use in a variety of settings.
For more information about the INSTI test you can check out: https://insti.com/faq/
To take the test they will need to take a small drop of blood from your finger and your result will be available after 60 seconds.
The test will give one of 3 results:
- Negative: This means at this time you are showing no HIV virus in your blood.
- Reactive: This means that your test is showing the possibility of HIV in your blood and that you will be required to have another test at one of our clinics to confirm your result.
- Invalid: This means that the test has not worked and we will need to repeat the test.
For more information, please feel free to contact them by email.
Free Chlamydia tests for 15-24 year olds living in Hampshire.
You can easily take a Chlamydia test. All you need to do is pee in a pot. You will get your results by text only two weeks later.
What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It affects about 1 in 14 sexually active young people. You can get Chlamydia by having sex (vaginal, anal, and oral, or by sharing sex toys) with someone who has the infection. Most people with Chlamydia won’t have any symptoms, so the only way you can be certain you don’t have it is by taking a test. Untreated Chlamydia can cause serious long-term complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in men and women.
If you are sexually active the only way to protect yourself is by using condoms and getting tested with every new partner and every year.
How can I get tested?
Getting tested for Chlamydia is really simple and you can do it yourself. You can either take a urine sample (for men and women) or a vaginal swab (for women only). Make an appointment with a Practice Nurse or GP.
What if I have Chlamydia?
If you do have Chlamydia you and your partners will be treated with antibiotics. We will happily help you contact any previous partners.
More information on contraception can be found on our Family Planning page – click here…