The availability of same day HIV testing in London can be a great boon if you suspect you might have picked up an infection. No one likes to contemplate having HIV, but the sooner it is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. With early treatment you can live a long and relatively healthy life.
Many people confuse HIV and AIDS as the same disease. It is not. HIV can lead to AIDS, but only if it not caught and treated early. You can read more about HIV/AIDS on the Terrence Higgins Trust website.
Here at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall, we operate a private sexual health clinic that offers same day HIV testing in London. Not only can you get a same day diagnosis, but you can actually walk in at any time without having made a prior appointment.
Much of the stigma associated with HIV has now been dispelled. However, many people still put-off wanting to know. This is not only foolish, it is dangerous. Left untreated an HIV infection will turn into full-blown AIDS and then the prognosis is much worse.
How long to wait for accurate HIV testing
Having a walk-in clinic to turn to is a great help to many. Having made the decision to go-ahead and get tested, most people want to get it over and done with as soon as possible. However, it should be noted that in order to have an accurate test carried out, you are advised to wait 1 or 3-months after the initial infection date. This dependent on the type of test you take.
Same day HIV testing in London via Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall
The way that same day HIV test results in London are carried out is by way of finger prick blood tests. Same-day results can also be had from a swab test. This is whereby a sample of your saliva is analysed. Results are available within 20 to 40 minutes of the test being carried out. To be accurate however, these types of tests should only be carried out 3-months after the date of infection.
There is another type of test that offers results back in 2 to 14 days (depending on test laboratory workloads). This is a full blood test whereby blood is taken from your arm. This type of testing produces accurate results just 1-month after the initial infection date
Private walk-in same day HIV testing in London
Whatever type of HIV test suits you best, you can have it carried out at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall. We are a private clinic, offering total confidentiality and a walk-in service. If you prefer to call ahead to make an appointment (same day or later) please call 020 7638 4330.