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HIV Test Kit

Accurate home test kit for HIV

If you want to check whether you have contracted, order our home HIV test kit. 

You will need to take a small blood sample and then send it back to our partner laboratory for analysis. 

You will receive your test kit within 3-5 days of placing your order. We will contact you with your results within 3-5 days of the lab receiving your sample.

This is a convenient, discreet way of testing for HIV without having to visit your GP or local sexual health clinic. 

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

Use our online assessment to order. A Superdrug Online Doctor will complete your prescription and we'll post it to you.

How our service works

This home test kit detects the presence of HIV in your blood sample and is very accurate (99.8%) in finding the HIV infection if taken at least 6 weeks after the potential exposure.

The test kit provides instructions and everything you need to provide the blood sample including a sterile 'lancet' to prick your skin, the sample bottle, and a pre-paid envelope in which to post the sample.

The test will only detect an HIV infection that you have caught more than 6 weeks ago.

If you are worried about being exposed to HIV within the last 6 weeks, you can find a sexual health clinic offering an HIV RNA PCR test, or talk to someone at the clinic about other testing and treatment options.

Our doctors will provide you with your result as soon as it is available from the laboratory.

If your result is positive for HIV, our doctors will be available to provide advice, support and to guide you on next steps.

All positive results need to be followed up with a confirmation test using a different technology.

  • You will receive your test kit 3-5 working days after you have placed your order.
  • Your test results will be available 2-3 days after your sample reaches the laboratory.

The HIV test is an HIV 1&2 Abs/p24 Ag combination (Fourth Generation) test. It is the same test as would be offered by most sexual health clinics, unless they are using a rapid HIV test.

The test works in two ways: it detects the HIV virus itself, and it also detects the antibodies your body would produce to fight HIV if you were infected.

More information

Use our online assessment to order. A Superdrug Online Doctor will complete your prescription and we'll post it to you.