HIV Rapid test

A Rapid HIV test is a finger prick test that is available in some community venues.

We recommend booking an appointment as walk-in opportunities can be limited.

All venues have private rooms for consultation and testing, and results are available within 60 seconds at the end of the consultation.

The 'window period' is the length of time it can take between catching an infection and when it will show in a test. The window period for the Rapid HIV test is up to 12 weeks. For more information on window periods please click here.

No personal information is passed onto the venues that we use. You must be 18 years old or over to access this service.

To book an appointment:

October 2017:

  • 26 Oct: St Mary's Surgery, 1 Johnson St, Southampton SO14 1LT - 1pm-4pm
  • 26 Oct: Tesco Pharmacy, Easton Lane, Winchester SO23 7RS - 4pm-7pm

November 2017:

  • 07 Nov: The Edge & The Box Bar, Compton Walk, Southampton SO14 0BH - 4pm-7pm
  • 21 Nov: Pink Broadway, 79-80 East St, Southampton SO14 3HQ - 2pm-5pm
  • 23 Nov: St Mary's Surgery, 1 Johnson St, Southampton SO14 1LT - 1pm-4pm
  • 29 Nov: Tesco Pharmacy, Easton Lane, Winchester SO23 7RS - 4pm-7pm

December 2017:

  • 05 Dec: The Edge & The Box Bar, Compton Walk, Southampton SO14 0BH - 4pm-7pm
  • 20 Dec: Tesco Pharmacy, Easton Lane, Winchester SO23 7RS - 4pm-7pm
  • 28 Dec: St Mary's Surgery, 1 Johnson St, Southampton SO14 1LT - 1pm-4pm

January 2018:

  • 08 Jan: Hampshire Boulevard, St Pauls Road, Portsmouth PO1 2QN - 8pm-10pm (Full STI screening available)
  • 09 Jan: The Edge & The Box Bar, Compton Walk, Southampton SO14 0BH - 4pm-7pm
  • 16 Jan: Pink Broadway, 79-80 East St, Southampton SO14 3HQ - 2pm-5pm

February 2018:

  • 06 Feb: The Edge & The Box Bar, Compton Walk, Southampton SO14 0BH - 4pm-7pm
  • 12 Feb: Hampshire Boulevard, St Pauls Road, Portsmouth PO1 2QN - 8pm-10pm (Full STI screening available)
  • 20 Feb: Pink Broadway, 79-80 East St, Southampton SO14 3HQ - 2pm-5pm

March 2018:

  • 06 Mar: The Edge & The Box Bar, Compton Walk, Southampton SO14 0BH - 4pm-7pm
  • 12 Mar: Hampshire Boulevard, St Pauls Road, Portsmouth PO1 2QN - 8pm-10pm (Full STI screening available)
  • 20 Mar: Pink Broadway, 79-80 East St, Southampton SO14 3HQ - 2pm-5pm
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