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Worried about HIV? A home HIV test allows you to take the test without having to see a doctor or nurse. The home HIV test requires you to take a small sample of blood (following the instructions provided with the HIV test kit) and then send the sample to our lab for analysis.

Your test result will be available within two days of your sample reaching the lab. Our service is discreet and confidential.

Delivery and return postage are free.

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Type of Test Includes Price
HIV Home Test Kit Includes return postage and packaging for test £29.99

About the HIV test kit

Our HIV home test kit detects the presence of HIV 1&2 in a blood sample. The test is 99.8% likely to find an HIV infection if you have contracted it more than 6 weeks prior to the test.

The process is simple:

We will send you a test kit in discreet packaging

Provide a blood sample, following the instructions we send you
Post the sample to our partner laboratory using the pre-paid envelope
We will contact you as soon as your results are ready

'Window period' for this test

The HIV test kit is unlikely to detect HIV if you contracted the infection within the last six weeks. If you are worried you may have contracted HIV from a recent incident, we recommend you wait until six weeks after the incident to get tested.

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours please visit your local GUM clinic immediately.

How quickly will you receive your result

You should receive your test kit from us within 1-2 working days of placing your order. Results are generally available 2-3 days after your sample reaches the laboratory.

Why should I get tested?

You may be infected. Almost 100,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK. 25% of these are completely unaware of their status. HIV isn't just a problem for men who have sex with men. In 2011, 48% of new infections were passed on through heterosexual sex. Symptoms of HIV often do not show; which means there's no way of telling whether or not someone is infected, just by looking at them.The only way of knowing your HIV status for sure is by getting tested.

If you engage in any of the following high-risk behaviours, you should get HIV and STI tests taken annually:

  • You inject drugs or steroids and/or share needles and syringes
  • You have unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with men who have sex with men, multiple partners, anonymous partners or sex workers
  • You have been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis, herpes or other STIs
  • You have had unprotected sex with somebody who could answer yes to any of the above questions

How does the test work?

The HIV test kit we use is an HIV1&2 Abs/p24 Ag combination (Fourth Generation) test. It is the standard test offered by most UK clinics and comes recommended by the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).

It works by detecting both the specific proteins (antigens) found on the surface of the HIV virus itself, and the HIV-fighting antibodies produced by your body. Find our how this test compares to the other HIV testing options available.

Instructions for taking the test

The HIV test kit is fairly straight-forward to use. You will need to collect a sample of blood by pricking your fingertip with the lancet provided and 'milking' your blood into the collection tube.

Full instructions on exactly how to do this will be provided with your home HIV test kit. 

Is it the same as a 'Rapid HIV Test?'

No, our home HIV test kits are not the same as 'rapid HIV tests' (where the result is given to you immediately, almost like a home pregnancy test).

Our tests are processed and analysed by qualified lab technicians and carry an incredibly small margin of error (0.2%). Your result will be given to you by an experienced and compassionate doctor who can provide support and advise you on what to do next.

What happens if I test positive?

If your HIV test kit comes back positive our doctors will be on hand to help you on the next step of the way. All positive results must be followed up by a confirmation test using different technology. If you do test positive for HIV we will discuss all possible consequences with you in detail. We will assist you in finding specialist care in your local area and put you in touch with local support groups.

Delivery of your order

If you order on Monday to Friday 9am-5pm we will process and send out your test kit the same day. Otherwise orders are sent out on the next working day, which means Monday for orders submitted over the weekend.

Your delivery options and an estimate of your delivery time will be shown to you during checkout.

If you have any questions you can message a doctor after completing your order.

Protecting your privacy

We take every effort to protect your privacy including:

not emailing or texting you with medical information;

not sharing your information without your consent - see our privacy guide;

sending your test kit out in plain packaging.

Communicating with your GP

We would like to inform your GP about the outcome of any treatments that you may be sent, as this is considered good medical practice. If you provide your GP details we can do this for you free of charge.

We will not contact your GP without your consent.

If you have a question about this service, please email info@dred.com with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

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Free First Class delivery is included and next day delivery starts at just £3.99. OR you can collect from any Royal Mail Local Collect® at your convenience.

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Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched the same day.

Next Day Click & Collect

Available to Collect: Thursday 25 Feb 2016 after 11am
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Standard Delivery

Estimated Delivery: Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

Next Day Express

Estimated Delivery: Friday 26 Feb 2016 by 1pm

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All of your medication will be delivered in plain, unlabeled
packaging. A signature will be required but it does not
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