Seek medical advice as soon as possible if you think you might have been exposed to HIV.

The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test. This involves testing a sample of your blood or saliva for signs of the infection.

An early HIV diagnosis means you can start treatment sooner, which can improve your chances of controlling the condition long term.

HIV tests may need to be repeated one to three months after potential exposure to HIV infection, this is known as the ‘window period’, but you shouldn’t wait this long to seek initial help!

You can get tested in a number of places, including your;

GP surgery

Sexual health clinic

Clinics run by charities

Home-testing or home-sampling kits are available to buy or order online or from pharmacies – depending on the type of test you use, your result will be available in a few minutes or a few days.

Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village
50 Frederick Street
AB24 5HY
Clinic times – A variety of booked clinics running daily. TEL: 0345 337 9900 to make an appointment.

Exchange  Street Clinic
Exchange Street
Clinic times – 17:30 – 19:30 Drop In Only
Tel: 01224 577120

Chalmers Hospital
Clunie Street
AB45 1JA
Clinic times – Every Monday 2pm-3pm for booked appointments.
3pm-5pm – Drop In Service

Dr Gray’s Hospital
IV30 1SN
Clinic times – All patients wishing to be seen at Dr Gray’s hospital must contact 0345 337 9900 to ensure that a clinic is running on the day they wish to attend or to make an Elgin appointment.

Fraserburgh Hospital
Lochpots Road
AB43 9NF
Clinic times – 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
10am -12.30pm – booked appointments
1.30pm -4pm – booked appointments

Peterhead Health Centre
Peterhead Community Hospital
Links Terrace
AB42 2XB
Clinic times – 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of every month
1.30pm to 4pm booked appointments