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 contact our Brighton Sexual Health service.

  1. Find your most convenient vending machine
  2. Answer a few quick questions and choose your test kit
  3. Get either a rapid HIV self-test result (result in 20 minutes) or return your sexual health test kit by free-post to receive your results

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. You’ll get your results via text message after you return the samples in the post.

Choosing a test

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

Rapid HIV self-test:

STI test kit:

  • Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis & HIV
  • Finger-prick blood sample, throat swab, vaginal swab 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

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.