If you are sexually active, testing regularly for HIV is the right thing to do.

HIV testing has never been easier.  Service providers now offer HIV tests in clinical settings and a wide range of community locations at times that you are likely to find convenient.

 

EARLY DIAGNOSIS

Knowing your HIV status puts you in control of your health and means you can access the medical treatment and support you need to stay well.  With early diagnosis, treatment and healthcare, people living with HIV can expect a normal life expectancy.  You can only know your HIV status by taking a HIV test

 

George House Trust strongly believes that everyone should be aware of their own HIV status and advocates that anyone who is sexually active should test regularly for HIV.  HIV testing is free and confidential.  The most common form of HIV test is a blood test, in which a small amount of blood is taken and tested.  It can take between three weeks and three months after you have been infected with HIV for the virus to show up in testing.  If your most recent risk of getting HIV was within the last three months you can test straight away, but you will be advised to have another one a few weeks later.

 

If you do receive a positive result, George House Trust is here to provide you with the support you may need.  We will be able to talk with you about your diagnosis and will be able to help you understand what living with HIV might mean for you.  You can take a test at your local sexual health clinic.  Testing may also be available from voluntary organisations in your area.

 

test.HIV: HOME SAMPLING

Free self-sampling HIV test kits are available in many areas of the country.  The test.hiv service is the Nationally commissioned provider of HIV home-sampling screening until 1 January 2016, and offers free HIV tests in participating regions.  Visit test.HIV to check availability and to order your sampling kit.

 

WHERE TO GET TESTED IN GREATER MANCHESTER

 

LGBT FOUNDATION

5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF

Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30

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SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS

Services and opening times will vary between clinics.  Please check directly with the clinic.

 

BOLTON: BOLTON CENTRE FOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

N Block, Royal Bolton Hospital, BL4 0JR..

Telephone: 01204 390771

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BURY: BURY SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, 3rd Floor, Townside Primary Care Centre, Bury, BL9 0SN.

Telephone: 0161 762 1588

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MANCHESTER: NORTH MANCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL

Delaunays Road, Manchester, M8 5RB

Telephone: 0161 918 4263

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MANCHESTER: MANCHESTER CENTRE FOR SEXUAL HEALTH

The Hathersage Centre, 280 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 0FH

Telephone: 0161 276 5212/5200

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MANCHESTER: SOUTH MANCHESTER DEPARTMENT OF SEXUAL HEALTH MEDICINE & HIV

1st Floor, Withington Community Hospital, Nell Lane, Manchester, M20 2LR

Telephone: 0161 217 4939

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OLDHAM: SEXUAL HEALTH OLDHAM

Oldham Integrated Care Centre, 5th floor, New Radcliffe Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL.

Telephone: 0300 303 8565

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ROCHDALE: ROCHDALE BOROUGH SEXUAL HEALTH AND CONTRACEPTIVE SERVICE

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Nye Bevan House, Maclure Road, Rochdale, OL11 1DN.

Telephone: 01706 676464

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SALFORD: THE GOODMAN CENTRE FOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Lance Burn Health Centre, Churchill Way, Salford, M65QX.

Telephone: 0161 212 5717

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STOCKPORT: THE CHOICES CENTRE

1 High Bankside, Stockport, SK1 1HB

Telephone: 0161 426 9677

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TAMESIDE: SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE - ASHTON PRIMARY CARE

Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old St, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 7SR.

Telephone: 0161 342 7101

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TRAFFORD: TRAFFORD INTEGRATED SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE

Urmston Clinic, 74 Princess Road, Trafford, M41 5SQ.

Telephone: 0161 749 1160

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WIGAN: THE SHINE CENTRE - WIGAN SEXUAL HEALTH

6 Wigan Galleries, Wigan, WN1 1AR

Telephone: 01942 483 188

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Living with HIV? Want to talk to us?
Call 0161 274 4499 or email: talk@ght.org.uk

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