Private HIV Tests
We provide private HIV Test & HIV Screening at our discreet Merseyside & Northwest HIV Clinics including Liverpool and Wirral. Most results are available within 48 hours.
If you are sexually active, worried about HIV and want total peace of mind, we strongly recommend you get a complete HIV test with sexual health, obstetrics and gynaecology specialist and private GP, Dr Arun Ghosh.
Fast And Confidential Results
Your results are 100% confidential and your NHS GP will NOT be informed of the test or results and it will not appear on your medical records. Results for blood, urine and PCR tests are often returned within 48hours by text message, over the telephone, by e-mail, by post or in person if requested.
What HIV Tests Are Available?
We offer the four main HIV tests which can detect the HIV virus depending on when you may have been exposed:
- Instant HIV Test - Take 26+ days after exposure
- 10 Day HIV DNA PCR Test - Take 10+ days after exposures
- 28 Day HIV DUO Test - Take 28+ days after exposure
- 90 Day HIV Antibody Test - Take 90+ days after exposure
Most HIV tests can be done via a blood sample.
Instant HIV Test - Price On Request
For exposures occurring 3 months before your HIV test. Rapid results usually within 60 seconds.
An Instant HIV test provides rapid results, typically within 60 seconds. The INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test is a rapid in vitro qualitative test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in human whole blood, finger stick blood, serum or plasma. As an antibody test, this is only appropriate for potential exposures that occurred at least 3 months before testing.
HIV Antibody Test - £120
90 Day HIV Testing for exposures occurring 90 days before your HIV Test. Same day / 24hour results in most cases.
This is 99.9% accurate and the traditional HIV antibody test which GUM clinics offer. An antibody is the immune system's response to disease. If you have been infected with HIV, your body will produce antibodies which are typically detectable through HIV testing after 3 months.
HIV DUO Test - £120
28 Day HIV Testing for exposures occurring 28 days before your HIV test. Results expected within 1-2 days.
The HIV DUO test is extremely accurate 99.8% and can detect the HIV virus 28 days after infection. It combines an antibody test for the HIV 1 & 2 strains of the virus with an antigen test for the p24 antigen. During the first few weeks after someone becomes infected with HIV, p24 is produced rapidly and is detectable in the blood. Recommended by the 2008 UK Guidelines on HIV testing.
HIV RNA PCR Test - £200
10 Day HIV Testing for exposures occurring 10 days before your HIV test. Results expected within 5-7 days.
This test is roughly 96% accurate and can detect the presence of the HIV virus 10 days after exposure. PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a testing method that extracts and amplifies the genetic material of HIV. Because HIV testing using PCR DNA checks for the virus itself, it can provide a positive result sooner than other HIV tests.HIV PCR testing is not 100% reliable and has a higher incidence of false positives than other HIV tests. If you do receive the 10 day test, you should follow up with the HIV Duo Test at 28 days after the suspected infection.
Booking Your Appointment & Test
The cost of your HIV test includes a 15 minute appointment with a private GP who will offer you time to discuss any concerns you may have an to decide upon the most appropriate HIV test for you to take.
All of our clinics across the North West offer a discreet location with parking and confidential bookings are taken conveniently over the telephone. Our staff will request some personal information for a booking to be completed.
Call us on 0151 651 2406 or email email@example.com
- HIV Trasmission
- HIV Test Certificate
- Test Prices
The number of people living undiagnosed with HIV in the UK has trebled in the last decade. A 2009 report by the Health Protection Agency found the following:
An estimated 83,000 persons were living with HIV in the UK at the end of 2007, of whom over a quarter (27%) were unaware of their infection.
During 2007 there were 7,298 new diagnoses of HIV, a similarly high figure to the diagnoses made in each of the previous four years.
New HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men continue to increase and over four-fifths of these infections were probably acquired in the UK.
The estimated number of persons infected through heterosexual contact within the UK has increased from 540 new diagnoses in 2003 to 1,130 in 2008.
Guidance on HIV Transmission
Which bodily fluids can transmit HIV?
Blood, Semen and pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), Vaginal Secretions and Breast Milk.
Which bodily fluids cannot transmit HIV?
Saliva, Urine, Tears, Sweat and Feces.
HIV can be transmitted from one person to another sexually (such as through unprotected sex) or non-sexually (such as through sharing needles).
How HIV is passed on sexually?
Vaginal Sex, Anal Sex and Oral Sex.
A HIV test certificate for a business visa or tourist visa can be provided by our Liverpool clinic. In most cases, this can be done on the same day.
For example, some Russian and Saudi visas require you receive your HIV test certificate before being allowed entry into the UK.
You do not have to be a registered patient to access private general practice with Dr Arun Ghosh. You can book a one-off private gp appointment as often as you like at any of our private clinics or register to become a full time registered patient.
Sexual Health Screening:
Peace of Mind Screen - £150
Full STD Screen - £280
Herpes Test - £130
(£80 if added to a screen)
HIV 90 Day Test - £110
HIV 28 Day Test - £110
HIV 10 Day Test - £200
Instant HIV Test - Price on Request
Cervical Cancer Screen - £150
HPV or Pap Smear - £150
(£120 if added to screen)
All screening and tests are taken in 30 minute appointments with Private GP Dr Arun Ghosh, a specialist in sexual health, obstetrics and gynaecology.
Appointments are held in our discreet clinics at Spire Liverpool Hospital and Spire Murrayfield Hospital. Both offer free onsite parking and easy access facilities.
Liverpool Clinic Bookings:
0151 733 7123
Wirral Clinic Bookings:
0151 929 5408
Why Should I Have A HIV Test?
The Symptoms of HIV
The symptoms of an early HIV infection are similar to many other diseases including the common cold and can include:
- Sore throat
- Chest infections
If you a worried about your symptoms, always conuslt with your GP or book an appointment with Dr Arun Ghosh.
"A private HIV test can reduce the agonising wait for results to a minimum"Dr Arun Ghosh - Private GP