Vending machines

Vending machines

Free & Confidential Sexual Health & HIV tests 'at the touch of a button'

How it works

Our Sexual Health and HIV digital vending machines are easy to use and have been designed with your needs in mind. They are completely free and confidential. You should be 16 years or older and not have any symptoms to use this service. If you’re under 16 or have symptoms, you should call us on 01273 523 388 for further advice.

  1. Find your most convenient vending machine
  2. Answer a few quick questions and choose your test kit
  3. If you choose an OraQuick rapid HIV self-test you’ll get your result in 20 minutes
  4. If you choose a sexually transmitted infection (STI) test kit you complete and return it by free-post, and receive your results via text message

Vending machines are available at 8 convenient locations across Brighton & Hove. We’ll ask you a few simple questions such as your age and mobile number. We’ll help you choose the right test kit for you. The machine will then dispense it instantly. The test kits contain all the information that you need to complete the tests.

Choosing a test

You can choose between an OraQuick rapid HIV self-test or an STI test kit (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, HIV)

OraQuick rapid HIV self-test:

  • Easy mouth swab – blood free
  • Results at home in 20 minutes

STI test kit:

  • Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis & HIV
  • Finger-prick blood sample, swabs and/or urine sample
  • Results via text message – takes 1-2 weeks
  • We’ll help you choose a test kit when you use the vending machine
  • We provide information about which samples to take for trans, non-binary and gender diverse people ordering an X pack

Find your nearest vending machine

The vending machines are located at 8 locations across Brighton & Hove:

  • Jubilee Library – Central Brighton @BN1 1GE
  • University of Brighton – Lewes Road @BN2 4AT
  • BMECP Centre – Central Brighton @BN1 4GQ
  • Brighton Sauna – Central Brighton @BN2 9JA
  • Prowler – Kemptown @BN1 4ZE
  • Wellsbourne Healthcare CIC – Whitehawk @BN2 5FL
  • University of Sussex – Falmer @BN1 9RH
  • Wish Park Surgery – Hove @BN3 5JA

About us

Our award winning touch-screen digital vending machines were originally developed by the Martin Fisher Foundation to help reduce undiagnosed HIV. Since launching in 2017, their success has grown and we’ve expanded our offer to include sexual health tests for a range of sexually transmitted infections. The machines have been instrumental in expanding access to HIV testing and supporting individuals to take control of their sexual health.

Brighton & Hove is part of a global network of Fast Track Cities – our aim is to stop new cases of HIV by 2030. You have a part to play, so join us towards ‘zero new cases of HIV‘ and ‘zero stigma‘. Test regularly, be kind to those with HIV and tell your friends.