Confidential HIV Test Horley
Your Better2Know private clinic in Horley provides an anonymous, and confidential HIV testing service. The clinic is clean and modern. Our staff are friendly and discreet. Performing your test efficiently.
You can call our booking team 24 hours a day, seven days a week or book a test online.
We have the HIV Duo test at Horley, which provides very accurate HIV testing results for possible exposures that occurred at least four weeks ago. Results are available the same day your sample is received in the laboratory. The HIV Duo test combines an HIV antibody and HIV antigen. This will detect an HIV infection sooner than an antibody only test.
Signs and Symptoms of HIV
The only real way to tell if you haveHIV is to be tested. The symptoms can be similar to those found in many common illnesses. They symptoms are a sign that the body is trying to fight off the viral infection.
These symptoms generally occur between two and six weeks after initial exposure. They can last up to four weeks. They may include:
- High fever
- Sore throat
- Mouth ulcers
- Abdominal pain
How is HIV Transmitted?
There is risk of HIV transmission if you have unprotected vaginal or anal penetrative sex with someone who is HIV positive (whether they are aware of this or not). It is possible, but less common, for HIV to be transmitted through oral sex.
If you share needles or syringes with someone who is HIV positive, then you are put at great risk of exposure to the virus.
You can also become infected with HIV through blood transfusions. All blood in the UK is screened, so this has become much rarer.
What happens if I test positive?
If you test positive, do not worry, we are here to help you. Your Better2Know doctor will refer you to a specialist. We are supported by the Terrence Higgins Trust. They can provide any support and advice you need. They are experts with over 30 years’ experience of providing advice and have over 30 centres nationwide.