Home testing kits
- Self-taken samples for Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea/Syphilis/HIV (blood, urine, vaginal/rectal/throat swabs are available depending on sex and sexual risk)
- The home test kit will be sent to a nominated address in a discrete package or envelope
- Please post the samples back to us in the pre-paid envelope, and we will text you your results when they are available
Please note that home test kits are only available for Brighton & Hove residents with a BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41 postcode
Home test kits are NOT recommended if you have any symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection.
If you have any symptoms (including pain with sex; testicular pain; new discharge; abnormal bleeding; pain with peeing) or would like to discuss contraception; drugs; alcohol; or have any other concerns please come and see us…. You can book an appointment online, call us or attend the walk-in and wait service.
Please visit our walk-in service at SHAC Central (Morley street), or make an appointment at SHAC East (Claude Nicol Centre) on 01273 523388.
Window Period: The HIV test may not detect an infection that was contracted very recently – the test is 100% accurate after 6 weeks.
If you have had unprotected sex in the last 6 weeks, you can test today – but we recommend you retest 6 weeks after the last risk.
Pack 1 – Urine sample
Used to test for Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea from the penis
Recommended for men who have sex with women
Pack 2 – Vaginal swab
Used to test for Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea from the vagina
Recommended for women who have sex with men
Pack 3 – Multiple site samples
Used to test for Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea from the throat/rectum/penis/vagina
Recommended for men who have sex with men (MSM) & trans people
Pack 4 / 5 /6
As above but with finger-prick blood test for HIV / Syphilis testing (recommended)