OK, so you've decided to test for HIV

Due to funding restrictions, these test kits are ONLY available to:
1. Those resident in Devon and Cornwall
2. Those considered to be at high risk of HIV
You will receive an email confirming whether or not you are eligible to receive this type of test kit.

You can choose between two HIV home tests:
The mouth swab saliva test or the finger prick blood test.

Both arrive in the post and are really simple and quick to do.

You can use the following table to help decide which test is right for you:

Mouth swab 'saliva test'

Finger prick 'blood test'

The mouth swab detects HIV that was caught more than 12 weeks ago. The finger prick test detects HIV that was caught more than 12 weeks ago.
This test uses a mouth swab. You will need to wipe the swab along your gums. The test uses a drop of blood produced by pricking your finger using the supplied lancet.
You shouldn't eat or drink for 30 minutes before using the mouth swab. The finger prick test isn't affected by the last time you ate or drank.
You will be able to read the result in 20 minutes. Your will be able to read your result in 15 minutes
Sensitivity 99.1% and Specificity 99.6% Sensitivity 99.7% and Specificity 99.9%
This is available to all residents
of Devon and Cornwall.
This is available to all residents
of Devon and Cornwall.
I want to order
the saliva
Home HIV test
I want to order
the finger prick home
HIV test