Confidential HIV Test Keighley

Better2Know offer a confidential, anonymous,and discreet service to test for HIV at our clinic in Keighley.

Our friendly, non-judgemental team will always make sure that your test is carried out with the minimum of fuss.  They will take a small blood sample, and send them to our laboratory, for fast and accurate results.

To book your appointment: you can call our booking team 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or book your test online.

HIV testing options in Keighley include:

  • HIV 28 Day DUO Test. 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 test.  This will detect an HIV infection sooner than a traditional antibody test.
  • HIV 10 Day PCR RNA Test. This test provides accurate HIV testing results for possible exposures that occurred at least ten days ago. While it is slightly less accurate than HIV DUO testing, it can give peace of mind earlier.  It should be followed up with a 28 day test. The results for this HIV test take three working days to come back from the laboratory. This test is available as our Early Detection Screen.

How can you get HIV?

HIV is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids, with someone who has HIV.  This includes unprotected vaginal or anal penetrative sex.  It is possible to become infected with HIV through oral sex, but the risk is lower.

Sharing a needle or syringe with someone who has HIV, or having sex with someone who does,  carries a high risk of exposure to the virus. It is also possible for HIV to be transmitted through blood transfusions.  In most Western countries, they now routinely screen blood products, and this form of transmission is rare.

What are the Symptoms?

Early Symptoms of HIV are an outward sign of the body trying to fight off an infection and include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal pain

The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.

What if I test Positive?

By getting tested, you are taking the first steps to protecting your long term health.  We will be here to help you with the next steps should you need us and will refer you to an HIV specialist, who will help you.

We can also help you to get advice and support from the Terrence Higgins Trust who have been providing advice to the newly diagnosed for over 30 years.