Self-test kits for HIV that give an instant result are legally on sale for the first time in Scotland.
The new kits are the first to provide an instant result, without the need to consult with a health worker or sending a sample to a lab, and have received the European safety and quality ‘CE’ mark.
They are available from www.hivselftest.co.uk and cost £29.99 plus postage and packaging.
The new kits do not replace free, fast and confidential testing services, which can provide instant support and treatment, as well as testing for other infections, should you need them http://www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org/hiv-hepatitis/hivclinics/hiv-clinics/
Click here for more information: http://www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org/hiv-hepatitis/hiv-and-aids/the-hiv-test/