Private HIV Testing

HIV testing

Discreet. Fast. Accurate. Rapid HIV testing for instant peace of mind

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HIV risk is greatest in the following scenarios

Men who have sex with men (MSM)

Unprotected sexual intercourse

Sex with a commercial sex worker (prostitute, escort etc)

Sex abroad – especially in Africa, SE Asia, Latin America

Swingers parties

Multiple partners / group sex

Injecting / IV drug use

Advantages of attending Regent Street Clinic for your peace of mind HIV testing

You can be as anonymous as you like

Comfortable, modern, discreet, private clinics

Friendly, non-judgemental staff Fast, accurate testing

Experienced doctors trained in sexual health

HIV INSTANT DUO testing with results in a few mins

Care Quality Commission Registered practices

HIV : A perspective by Dr Bobby Ahmed, Regent Street Clinic

We see hundreds of people each year who attend our clinics with worries about possible HIV exposure and associated early HIV symptoms.

In the UK, the prevalence of HIV is actually very low, with around 120,000 out of the population 65 million people thought to be infected.

Unfortunately around a quarter of those infected are unaware that they are HIV positive. The risks of infection are very real and the illness is severe and significant, but it is important to remember that the risk of HIV transmission from a sexual encounter with someone not known to be HIV positive amounts to a chance of around 2 in 1,000,000 (two in a million) on any single occasion if the exposure risk occurred in the UK.

The risk may be higher if the sexual contact occurred abroad. Having said that, if you believe you have been exposed to the risk of HIV infection or have one or more of the symptoms associated with the syndrome, it is obviously sensible to seek medical help and you should consider getting a HIV test.

HIV testing is normally a matter of putting people’s minds at rest and alleviating anxiety. Over 99% of the tests we undertake give a NEGATIVE result and offer immediate peace of mind to those concerned. In 18 years of testing for HIV mainly in the East Midlands, our clinic has found less than 10 positive results, with every positive case being confirmed in the higher risk bracket (see opposite).

HIV testing using 5th generation HIV DUO tests

The HIV antibody/p24 antigen DUO test is an excellent, accurate and inexpensive HIV test that reliably detects HIV infection that occurred just 28 days prior to the test.

This HIV test is known as the ‘DUO’ because it tests for both HIV antibodies as well as the ‘HIV P24 antigen’. The HIV p24 antigen is a core HIV viral protein which becomes detectable at approximately 10 days post exposure, peaks at 16 days or so and then remains at high level for 8 to 10 weeks post exposure. It will then fluctuate over the rest of the course of the illness. HIV p24 antigen is extremely useful in combination with an HIV antibody test in determining early on whether an individual has been infected with HIV.

This 5th Generation HIV DUO test is sent to our private laboratory and is extremely accurate and is rated as 99.8% accurate after day 28 and 99.9% after day 90. The 5th generation test is the most sensitive test for HIV available today. Results are available the following working day.

The HIV DUO test costs £100.

HIV testing using an Instant HIV test kit

Try and attend around 15 minutes prior to the appoint-ment time, to allow some time to complete the new patient health questionnaire and registration forms.

All of our clinics are centrally located with excellent road and rail links. Some clinics have their own private car parks on-site. The Nottingham clinic has metered parking imme-diately outside the building as well as being immediately adjacent to an NCP car park on Mount Street.

Our appointment times may run over due to emergencies that arise occasionally, so you should allow enough time for metered parking to accomodate this. We recommend paying for an hours worth of parking if using on-street meters.

Appointment times are not restricted and the doctor will spend as long as is necessary to take a thorough medical history and to perform a clinical examination where neces-sary. Chaperones will be avaiable for sensitive examina-tions and you are welcome to attend with as many friends or relatives as you wish.

You can discuss as many medical issues as you feel neces-sary that are causing you concern. The doctor will be fully attentive and will be trying to help identify the best care pathway to optimise your clinical care. whether that involves reassurance only. some investigations or a referral to a private specialist consultant

The instant HIV DUO test costs £100.

Very early HIV testing using an “early detection’ HIV DNA screen (with Hepatitis B and C ) at day 10

Our private laboratory offers an excellent “early detection screen” for HIV along with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

These three serious blood-borne infections are all sexually transmitted. This test offers early peace of mind to those who are worried about a very recent exposure.

The results typically take 4-5 working days and this test should be followed up with a HIV DUO test at day 28 (as above).

This early detection screen costs £295.

All you need to know about our prices

Initial Assessment

HIV Test

£100

Latest 5th generation HIV antibody and p24 antigen test. From day 28. Blood sample is sent to our private l ab.
HIV Test INSTANT

£100

HIV antibody and p24 antigen test. From day 28. Result in a few minutes
Basic STI screen (male and female)

£295

Includes HIV, Hepatitis B, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and urine analysis
Chlamydia Test

£95

Urine sample. Ideally having not passed urine for 2 hours previously
Herpes Test

£150

Blood test / skin swab
Premier sexual health screen

£495

The ultimate peace of mind screen This is the basic screen plus mycoplasma, ureaplasma, gardnerella, trichomonas and herpes I
Early detection screen for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

£295

 Blood test from day 10 after the exposure
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

£95

Urine sample. Ideally having not passed urine for 2 hours previously

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This clinic is the best kept secret in Nottingham. Even though it is a private clinic, the doctor told me I didn’t need any further tests etc and instead was very reassuring that my symptoms would settle on their own (which they did!).He spent 40 minutes with me in a relaxing environment that felt non-clinical and spoke in a down to earth manner. Great value at £95 and highly recommended. (The bonus was that the doctor was a bit of alright!)

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