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. This has lead to the launch of HIV Self-Test Scotland in 2020, in partnership with Waverley Care.

For some people a barrier to testing 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. HIV Self Test Scotland gives you a free, quick and easy way of getting a HIV test at home. When ordered, it arrives through the post, Your test is confidential and arrives in discreet packaging. You will also get dedicated support with your test, regardless of the result.

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