Testing

GETTING TESTED FOR STIs & HIV

 

Getting tested for HIV

 

Seek medical advice as soon as possible if you think you might have been exposed to HIV.

The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test. This involves testing a sample of your blood or saliva for signs of the infection.

An early HIV diagnosis means you can start treatment sooner, which can improve your chances of controlling the condition long term.

HIV tests may need to be repeated one to three months after potential exposure to HIV infection, this is known as the ‘window period’, but you shouldn't wait this long to seek initial help!

You can get tested in a number of places, including your;

GP surgery

sexual health clinic

clinics run by charities

home-testing or home-sampling kits are available to buy or order online or from pharmacies – depending on the type of test you use, your result will be available in a few minutes or a few days.

 

 

Where can I get Tested

 

Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village

50 Frederick Street

Aberdeen

AB24 5HY

Clinic times - A variety of booked clinics running daily. Call to make an appointment.

 

Alcohol & Drugs Action (ADA)

Exchange Clinic

7 Hadden Street

Aberdeen

AB11 6NU

Clinic times - Thursday's 17:30 - 19:30

Tel: 01224 577120

 

Chalmers Hospital

Clunie Street

Banff

AB45 1JA

Clinic times - Every Monday 2pm-3pm for booked appointments.

3pm-5pm - Drop in service

 

Dr Gray’s Hospital

Elgin

IV30 1SN

Clinic times - All patients wishing to be seen at Dr Gray's hospital must contact 0345 337 9900 to ensure that a clinic is running on the day they wish to attend or to make an Elgin appointment.

 

Fraserburgh Hospital

Lochpots Road

Fraserburgh

AB43 9NF

Clinic times – 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month

10am -12.30pm – booked appointments

1.30pm -4pm – booked appointments

 

Peterhead Health Centre

Peterhead Community Hospital

Links Terrace

Peterhead

AB42 2XB

Clinic times – 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of every month

1.30pm to 4pm booked appointments

Appointments for Grampian Sexual Health Service Clinics can be arranged through a GP referral or through self referral by calling 0345 337 9900.

 

 

For more information on clinic times and appointments call 0345 337 9900 or visit the website at www.nhsgrampian.org.uk/sexualhealth