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HIV Tests

HIV Tests

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Pall Mall Medical offer a private and fully confidential HIV testing service with fast results at our accredited clinics located in city centre of Liverpool, Manchester and Newton-Le-Willows (St. Helens). We provide the latest cutting-edge laboratory HIV testing and the new Instant HIV Tests taking just 20 minutes while you wait.

We have appointments available 6 days a week with same and next day appointments available, including daytime and outside of school or working hours for that extra convenience of home or work life. Peace of mind is just a call away - with our friendly and non-judgemental team ready to book you a rapid access appointment. 


Are my test results confidential?

YES. The results are known only to our clinic and yourself. They are 100% confidential and will not be shared with your NHS practitioner or available anywhere outside of Pall Mall Medical. Results are available by call, text message or email which you can specify to the GP or Nurse/Practitioner taking your sample.


What HIV tests can I have?

Some HIV tests require just a pinprick of blood and can give you a result in 20 minutes, while others are blood tests which are sent to our laboratory. Testing options will vary depending on the number of days you are post-exposure risk (how soon since the suspected incident took place) and the turnaround time (the time taken for results to be returned by the lab). The types of test available are:

  • Early Detection

The first type of tests available for early peace of mind from just 10 days following your exposure risk - whilst less accurate than the HIV Duo Test, it will give you an indication of infection sooner than waiting 26 days or more.

  • HIV Duo Test

The HIV Duo test combines a HIV1 & HIV2 antibody test with an HIV p24 antigen test and this makes it the most accurate HIV screening available from 28 days since exposure. This test does not require any further clinical follow-up if negative, giving you total reassurance.

  • Instant HIV Testing

If you are wanting a more immediate result, an Instant Test provides a result in just 20 minutes whilst you wait in the clinic. Results will be given to you in person by the practitioner taking the sample and is, therefore, a very discreet test.


HIV testing prices, test types and turnaround times 

HIV Test

HIV Markers



HIV Early Detection Screen
From 10 days

HIV 1 & 2 (PCR/RNA)
Hep B virus
Hep C virus

Up to 5 days
Accuracy = 96%

£180 with Nurse
£225 with Doctor

Early Detection Test

From 10 days
HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Up to 2 days
Accuracy = 96%
£225 with Nurse
£270 with Doctor

From 28 days

HIV 1 & 2
+ P24 Antigen

Up to 12 hours
Accuracy = 99.8%

£95 with Nurse
£140 with Doctor

Instant HIV Test
From 26 days

HIV 1 & 2
+ P24 Antigen

20 minutes
Accuracy = 99%

£95 with Nurse
£140 with Doctor


Book with Confidence

For further information about our HIV testing & sexual health services or to book an appointment, please contact our customer service team on 0330 058 44 55, complete our booking form or email us on


You may wish to also test for other sexually transmitted diseases.  We have a full sexual health clinic for STI and STD testing both by laboratory or Instant test including other sexually transmitted diseases.




How can you catch HIV?

The HIV virus is generally transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. This can be during both vaginal and anal sex with a partner who is HIV positive. It is also well known that HIV can be transmitted through sharing needles, syringes, other drug injecting equipment and by blood transfusion with a person who is HIV positive.


What if my result is positive?

Pall Mall Medical have full access to professional advice from our GP's, counselling and further testing and pathology services should your sample return back reactive with a non-negative result.