New Relationship / No Symptoms

MSM

Men who have sex with men

Mini Test

Sample Requirements

Blood

  • New Relationship. No Symptoms and 'low risk'

    15 min

    170 British pounds

Description

Who is this test for?


This test is suitable for a male who has sex with other men, and who is at low risk. Whether you are thinking of starting a new relationship or you have had a recent low-risk romantic encounter and don't have any symptoms, this test is suitable for you. If you believe you may have been exposed to a greater risk, we recommend the Maxi Test ( Click here), as it gives complete peace of mind.




Turnaround time


Results will be available the next day




Incubation Period


The incubation period is the time from a possible time of infection to when it can be detected on a test. This can vary depending on the infection and the individual. For most accurate results, using the details below, carefully check when would be the best time for you to take the test. • HIV usually 10 to 90 days, but up to 180 days • Hep B usually 45 to 180 days, average of 60-90 days • Hep C usually 9 to 180 days, average of 45-65 days • Syphilis 9 to 21 days, but up to 90 days




Is this the right test for me?


This test is for: • Low risk men who have sex with men • No symptoms • No recent 'risky' romantic encounters If you believe you may have been exposed to a greater risk, we recommend the Maxi Test ( Click here), as it gives complete peace of mind.





Procedure

Who is this test for?


This test is suitable for a male who has sex with other men, and who is at low risk. Whether you are thinking of starting a new relationship or you have had a recent low-risk romantic encounter and don't have any symptoms, this test is suitable for you. If you believe you may have been exposed to a greater risk, we recommend the Maxi Test ( Click here), as it gives complete peace of mind.




Turnaround time


Results will be available the next day




Incubation Period


The incubation period is the time from a possible time of infection to when it can be detected on a test. This can vary depending on the infection and the individual. For most accurate results, using the details below, carefully check when would be the best time for you to take the test. • HIV usually 10 to 90 days, but up to 180 days • Hep B usually 45 to 180 days, average of 60-90 days • Hep C usually 9 to 180 days, average of 45-65 days • Syphilis 9 to 21 days, but up to 90 days




Is this the right test for me?


This test is for: • Low risk men who have sex with men • No symptoms • No recent 'risky' romantic encounters If you believe you may have been exposed to a greater risk, we recommend the Maxi Test ( Click here), as it gives complete peace of mind.





Test Includes

HIV 1 & 2


HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the immune system and affects the body's ability to fight everyday infections. It is transmitted within the blood and can be passed on through unprotected anal and vaginal sex. HIV cannot be cured through medication and infected individuals will carry the virus for life. Thankfully those living with the virus can lead a completely normal life by taking daily medication that keeps it under control.




Hepatitis B


Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver. It is spread through the transfer of blood and bodily fluids, including through unprotected sex. It is less common in the UK when compared to other countries, but you are at risk if you have unprotected sex with someone carrying the virus. For many people, Hepatitis B has a lifelong impact and you may never fully be cured. We can also offer Hepatitis B vaccination (Click here).




Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver. It is passed on through the transfer of blood, including during sex. It's usually possible to cure the infection and most people will have a normal life expectancy. Unfortunately it rarely shows symptoms until the liver is significantly damaged, which is why testing following unprotected sex is so important.




Syphilis


This infection regularly shows no symptoms. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread through unprotected sex with an infected individual. It's important to test for the condition if you believe you have come in contact with it as it can have a long term impact on your health. Symptoms can include a painless sore or ulcer on the penis or vagina, along with other rashes affecting different areas of the body. Many people will notice no symptoms or the symptoms may be so mild that they pass unnoticed.