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We have a range of options for HIV and STI testing available 7 days a week, from 8am-9pm Monday to Friday and 11.30am to 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

All of our testing options are available on a walk in basis.

The whole process of rapid HIV testing is quick and simple and can be done in a few easy steps:

  1. Contact the sexual health team on 0121 643 0821 and book your test.
  2. We will take some brief details form you when you come in and give you some pre-test information about the test so that you can give your informed consent to be tested.
  3. We will perform the simple finger prick rapid HIV test and give you your results.
  4. We will give your some post-test information and offer you any further support or follow up which you may need.

The whole process usually takes 20-25 minutes.

This option is preferred by many.

Using postal STI testing kits, our sexual health staff can assist you to take the necessary samples (urine sample, swabs and finger prick blood sample) to test for:

  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Chlamydia
  • Hepatitis B – in men who have sex with men’s kits

If you are unsure about or have difficulty using the home testing kits this is a great option. By being assisted with testing you may develop confidence to test yourself on future occasions.

This service is intended for those who do not have STI symptoms. If you have symptoms we recommend that you seek treatment. You can find details of clinics where you can get treatment on the www.umbrellahealth.co.uk website.

You can pick up a FREE STI testing kit from the LGBT centre or from a pharmacy or clinic near you, to take your own samples at home if you prefer this option. (Skip back a step to the drop down menu to order a FREE STI testing kits)

About STI Self Sampling Kits

If you are aged 16 or over and living in Birmingham or Solihull, you can request a FREE sexually transmitted infection (STI) self-sampling kit. You can use the kit to take your own samples at home and then send them back to is for FREE.  We’ll test your samples and let you know the results by phone or text message for FREE.

Did we mention it’s FREE?

All kits allow testing for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B is also included for men who have sex with men.

Order a home sampling kit for free here:

 

We can offer sexual health related support sessions with our sexual health promotion team.

Confidential, Free and Professional sessions can be offered to you if there are any issues that you would like to discuss with one of the team. Issues may be related to your sexuality, gender identity, sexual health or health status, or something else.

Through these one to one sessions we can help you to explore your issues of concern further and may be able to refer you on to other services or activities which may be of benefit.

Also find out about our nurse and doctor led clinics

Need to get in touch?

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We aim to respond to e-mails within 48 hours.

For urgent matter - call us 7 days a week

sexualhealth@blgbt.org

0121 643 0821





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