HIV instant result self-test kits have been available since April 2015. HIV Scotland worked with policy-makers, manufacturers and third-sector service providers to ensure that people could access these kits when they need to. You can buy a kit online or take advantage of THT's free postal service.

Despite all the advances in testing and treatment, barriers to testing still remain. For some people this could be because of difficulty accessing testing services, for others, it might be related to stigma or fear. Whatever the reason, some people won’t get tested if it means having to go to a service or giving out their details. In short, we need more testing options in Scotland, so that everyone can access testing relevant to their needs, and self-testing is another great option that we're proud to have access to.