HIV and syphilis test bundle
Test for 2 STIs with one blood sample from a finger prick.
Save money by buying these tests in one bundle.
Get your results by text within 72 hours of your sample arriving at the lab.
You can choose to add test kits for other infections at the checkout.
What happens next
Free discreet delivery
We’ll deliver your order by 1st Class post in discreet packaging.
Test at home
You'll get everything you need in the test kit. Follow the simple steps and post your samples to our lab in the Freepost box.
Results and support by text
We’ll send your results within 72 hours of your samples arriving at our lab. Get support by text whenever you need it. Our clinicians are here to help.
Support whenever you need it
If you have a positive result, our clinical team will help you access treatment locally.
What our users say
What's in the HIV & syphilis test kit?
For HIV & syphilis lab tests, we use a blood sample from a finger prick. You’ll find an instruction card in your kit. We only need one blood sample to test for both HIV and syphilis.
Sterile wipes and plasters
Use the wipes to clean your fingertip before you start. You might need a small plaster for your fingertip.
Use the lancet to make a tiny cut in your fingertip. We send some spares in case you need to try more than once.
Blood sample tube
Drop a small amount of blood into the tube. Make sure to fill it to the line. You can use more than one finger if you need to.
Protective case and return box
It’s easy to send your sample safely to our lab. Use our protective case and Freepost box to return in any Royal Mail postbox.
How to collect a blood sample
Many people find it easier and quicker to collect their blood sample after watching this short video.
make sure your hands are warm by having a bath or shower, or exercise to warm up
drink lots of water before you test
push the lancet firmly into the side of your finger. Avoid the more sensitive middle part of your fingertip
keep your arm as straight as you can
massage from your palm to your fingertip to help the blood flow
If you need more lancets, do not order a new kit. Text us and we'll send you some more.
Multiple tests from 1 blood sample
Add more tests to your order and use just 1 blood sample for them all
When to test
When to test for HIV
HIV infection does not show in tests immediately, so you need to wait for the right amount of time to get an accurate result. The best time after risk to test depends on which types of HIV test you use:
HIV lab test: 7 weeks
Insti HIV test: 12 weeks (3 months)
OraQuick test: 12 weeks (3 months)
If you’re not sure when you might have been exposed, test now and do a second test in 7 or 12 weeks.
People can carry HIV without showing symptoms or knowing that they have it. So routine testing is important. If you have sex without condoms, particularly if you've changed partners, are a man who has sex with men, or have multiple partners, you should get tested for HIV every 3 months.
When to test for syphilis
It can take up to 12 weeks (84 days) for syphilis infection to show up in a test. If you're not sure when you might have been exposed, do a test now, and another test after the 12 week window period.
Syphilis is not as common as other STIs but there are a growing number of cases in the UK. Get tested if you’ve had unprotected sex, particularly if you are a man who has sex with men or you have multiple partners, as you are likely to be at higher risk of infection.
If you've had syphilis before, make sure you tell us about it when you order. We'll make sure you get the right kind of test.
Symptoms of HIV
HIV can cause flu-like symptoms a few weeks after infection. After this, people living with HIV may live symptom free for years. As HIV develops, the immune system becomes weaker. This can become serious, making it hard to fight common infections.
People living with HIV are more likely to develop some cancers. In its final stage, HIV infection will develop into AIDS. Common infections could become fatal, as the body is too weak to fight them off.
Symptoms of syphilis
Many people will not notice any symptoms. But without treatment, syphilis can have life threatening consequences.
The infection has 3 stages - primary, secondary and late stage. Each stage has different symptoms.
Primary syphilis causes an ulcer and swelling of lymph glands. The ulcer is very infectious but it usually does not hurt. It will eventually disappear without needing treatment. Some people will not notice it.
Secondary syphilis can cause a skin rash, often on the trunk of your body, palms of your hands or soles of your feet. And swelling of lymph glands.
Late syphilis can happen from 7 to 30 years after getting the infection. It can affect bones, skin, the heart or the central nervous system. This stage can be Iife threatening.
Treatment for HIV
Modern treatment options mean most people living with HIV have a long and healthy life. Most treatments involve antiviral medications. These don’t cure HIV but can reduce the level of virus in your blood to ‘undetectable’ levels.
This means you can’t pass on HIV to other people. HIV treatment works best when it's started straight after diagnosis.
Getting treatment for syphilis
Syphilis is treated by antibiotic injections or tablets. If your test shows you might have a syphilis infection, one of our clinicians will call you to talk through the next steps and help you find a clinic. You'll need to have a blood test to confirm the infection and what stage it's at.
If you have syphilis or any STI, you should tell your sexual partners and anyone you’ve had sex with in the last 6 months. It’s important they get tested and treated as they could have the infection without knowing it.
Do you need help with something else?
Find your local sexual health clinic.
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