Self-testing You can now order a HIV self-test from HIV Self Test Scotland - a new service brought to you from HIV Scotland and Waverley Care. Order your free HIV Self Test now at www.hivtest.scot If you use one of our self testing kits it will provide a result within 15 minutes. If you use postal testing, the lab will normally contact you a week or so later with your result. There is a 12-week testing window for self tests. Blood tests that you send off to a lab and those available at sexual health clinics have a four-week testing window. In practical terms, this means that a self test tells you what your HIV status was 12 weeks ago, while a blood test tells you what your status was four weeks ago. Self tests are available from various brands and retailers in-store and online. If you’re using a self test, look out for the CE mark.