South Street Surgery

South Street Surgery

83 South Street, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 3AP | Tel: 01279 465700 - Phone lines open 8am-6.30pm Monday - Friday - Sorry, we're closed

Bishop's Park Health Centre, Lancaster Way, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. CM23 4DA | Tel: 01279 465700 - Phone lines open 8am-6.30pm Monday-Friday - We're open

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Testing for HIV – a finger prick test is all it takes

Posted on February 18th, 2022

Testing for HIV – a finger prick test is all it takes If you didn’t know, National HIV Testing Week took place at the start of February to encourage regular testing for HIV across the country.

One in 20 people with HIV are unaware they have it, increasing the risk of passing HIV on to sexual partners. The week was a good reminder that testing is free, fast, confidential and simple. By testing regularly and detecting early, we can ensure any support and treatment that may be required can be received as quickly as possible. Anyone can get an HIV test, no matter what their circumstances are. It’s recommended at least once a year and more regularly if someone’s had unprotected sex, or more than one partner. No one needs to leave their home to have a test – all it takes is a finger-prick test. Free test kits can be ordered online at any time (here: https://freetesting.hiv/). The kits are delivered discreetly, in plain packaging. Anyone diagnosed with HIV in Hertfordshire can access free treatment and support. For information on how to access a range of local testing, treatment and sexual health support services visit:

Testing for HIV – a finger prick test is all it takes If you didn’t know, National HIV Testing Week took place at the start of February to encourage regular testing for HIV across the country.

One in 20 people with HIV are unaware they have it, increasing the risk of passing HIV on to sexual partners. The week was a good reminder that testing is free, fast, confidential and simple. By testing regularly and detecting early, we can ensure any support and treatment that may be required can be received as quickly as possible. Anyone can get an HIV test, no matter what their circumstances are. It’s recommended at least once a year and more regularly if someone’s had unprotected sex, or more than one partner. No one needs to leave their home to have a test – all it takes is a finger-prick test. Free test kits can be ordered online at any time (here: https://freetesting.hiv/). The kits are delivered discreetly, in plain packaging. Anyone diagnosed with HIV in Hertfordshire can access free treatment and support. For information on how to access a range of local testing, treatment and sexual health support services visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/sexualhealth. Please help spread the word with others about the tests and services available.

. Please help spread the word with others about the tests and services available.

South Street

  • Monday
    08:00 until 17:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 17:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 17:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 17:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 17:30
  • Saturday
    08:00 until 11:00
    Prebookable appointments only.
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Bishop's Park

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:30
    14:00 until 20:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:30
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:30
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:30
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:30
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED