This illustrated leaflet gives basic information on HIV testing in the UK.
HIV testing in the UK is free, voluntary and confidential. You can be tested at an NHS sexual health clinic, a GP surgery or a community testing project.
Depending on which type of test is used, the result will be available within two weeks or within 30 minutes.
When all the necessary tests have been done, the result will be HIV negative (you don't have HIV) or HIV positive (you have HIV).