HIV Testing

HIV Testing

Summit House Support provides Fast, Free and Confidential HIV testing.

Fast: Our HIV tests are fast and simple. You will get your results in around 15 minutes

Free: Our HIV testing is provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to get tested and know their HIV status.

Confidential: Having a HIV test at Summit House Support is totally confidential. Your information is not shared with anyone else and is not linked to your GP or hospital records.

To arrange a HIV test call us on 01384 243220 and speak to a member of our staff team

FAQ’s

What’s involved in having a HIV test?:

Our HIV tests are simple and fast. All that is needed is to take a very small blood sample of blood which is obtained from a finger prick.

How long will it take to get my results?:

The whole process is very fast. Once we have your blood sample, you will get your results in around 15 minutes.

Where will my test be carried out?:

Summit House Support has offices in Dudley. We also run testing clinics at other community locations. All of the sites we carry out testing at are professional and confidential. You can be tested at a site which best suits you.

I would like to have HIV test but I’m worried about it. Who can I talk to?:

Staff at Summit House Support are all professionally trained. You will have the opportunity to ask them any questions you may have before having a test. Having a HIV test can be worrying for many people and before you have your test, a staff member will go through what’s involved and explain the benefits of knowing your HIV status and then you can decide if you are happy to go ahead. This is called giving ‘informed consent’. We will only carry out the HIV test if you are happy to do so after having this pre-test information.

Our staff can also give information and advice on issues around HIV and safer sex in a non-judgmental way. (You do not have to have a HIV test to ask any questions around these issues. Our staff will be happy to talk to you about any concerns you may have).

What support is available for people who have a HIV diagnosis?

Summit House Support has been providing support to people living with and affected by HIV for 23 years. We provide a range of support services so that people do not have to deal with a HIV diagnosis alone.

Treatment and medication for people with a HIV diagnosis is extremely effective nowadays and people can continue to live healthy and full lives.

Our Staff can give you information on support or treatment for people living with or affected by HIV.

To book a HIV test or to talk to a member of staff about any HIV issues or safer sex call us on:

01384 243220

Testing

If you are thinking of having an HIV test you will need to make an appointment at one of the GU clinics. You do not have to go to the hospital most local to you if you do not want to; everything that is done at the GU clinic is completely confidential and the information will not be shared with anyone else. You don’t even have to use your real name if you don’t want to.

Places That Provide Full sexual Health Screenings and HIV Testing.

Dudley GUM clinic Russells Hall

Hall Hospital

Tel : 01384-456111 ext 3900

Sandwell Dartmouth GUM Clinic

Sandwell General Hospital

Tel: 0121 507 3094

Birmingham Whittall Street GUM Clinic

Birmingham

Tel: 0121 237 5700

Walsall Manor GUM Clinic

Tel: 01922 633341