HIV Testing at our Private Clinic in Birmingham
HIV is a viral infection passed on through the exchange of bodily fluids e.g. unprotected sex, sharing of needles or mother to baby. The virus attacks cells of the immune system leaving a person with compromised ability to defend against infections in the future. Over time, HIV may develop into Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as a person develops several opportunistic infections. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people living with HIV is unaware, so, if you think you may be at risk, it may be a good idea to come and get tested.
How can you get HIV?
The most common ways someone gets infected with HIV is through unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex with a partner that is already infected with HIV. Using needles or syringes with someone HIV positive also puts you at risk of getting infected with the virus.
The most common symptoms of HIV will be noticeable after a period of two to four weeks after getting in contact with someone HIV positive. They usually last up to four weeks and they include:
✔ Sore throat
✔ Muscle and joint pains
✔ Abdominal pain
Book an appointment with our medical experts for an HIV Test
Based in Birmingham, our clinic offers HIV tests. Our experienced GP will put you at ease and happily answer any questions you may have about HIV, AIDS and possible risk factors associated.
How do we test for HIV?
We offer 2 types of tests: an instant test which a result can be made available to you in less than 20 minutes at the clinic or a blood sample which we send off for testing.
Testing involves taking a routine blood sample which is sent to the lab and returned within 1 day. The results are shared with you via your chosen method of communication and will always be made discrete and kept confidential.
A positive result can have a significant impact on a person’s life, but here at Midland Health, we will help you every step of the way. Discuss treatment options with your GP, access medications and learn about support groups where you can meet others in the same position.
If you suspect you might be at risk of HIV, it is advised you see a medical expert as soon as possible to get tested. If HIV is diagnosed from an early stage, you can get treatment in order to avoid becoming ill. Sometimes, it may be two weeks after being exposed to the virus before an HIV test shows an accurate result.
Confidential HIV Test in Birmingham
At Midland Health, your appointments and results are strictly confidential. Our clinic offers a safe environment where you don’t need to feel judged. Our expert GPs will offer you the right advice depending on what your needs are.
- HIV 1 & 2 blood test - £45
- HIV Test (10 days post exposure also includes Hepatitis B and C) - £157
- Blood Borne Virus Blood Test (HIV/Hep B/Hep C/Syphilis) - £120
- Full STI Screen HIV/Syphilis/Hepatitis/Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea/Herpes/Gardneralla/Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma/Trichomonas - £315
- Standard GP Consultation (30 min) - £120
- Express GP Consultation (15 min) - £60
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