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HIV testing

We offer all clients HIV testing.

If HIV is detected early, treatment can be started which prevents damage to the immune system.  With early treatment, long-term effects of HIV including serious infections and other health problems can be prevented.

 Blood test

  • A blood test is the most common way to test for HIV
  • The test provides a reliable result 4 weeks after exposure to HIV.

If you live within Luton and are aged 18 and over (or 16 and over if you are a male who has sex with men), you can order a home test kit online. Please click here if you would like to order one to your home.

Pharmacy testing

Some pharmacies in Luton offer HIV testing through Public Heath. See below for details on which pharmacies offer this service.

Site Opening times
The Mall PharmacyThe Mall Arndale, Opposite McDonalds

Tel – 01582 401500

Mon – Fri – 8.30am–5.30pm
Sat – 8.30am–12noon
The Royal Pharmacy

57 High Town Road, Luton

Tel – 01582 732312

Mon – Sat – 9am – 6:30pm
Birdsfoot Lane Pharmacy255 Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, LU3 2HX

Tel – 01582 591616

Mon – Fri – 9am–7pm
Sat – 9am–1pm
Westbourne Pharmacy198B Dunstable Rd, Luton LU4 8JJ

Tel – 01582 419432

Mon – Sun – 9am–9pm
Harris Chemist165a/b Dunstable Rd, Luton LU1 1BW

Tel – 01582 400851

Mon – Fri – 9am–7pm
Sat – 9am–4pm

For more information on HIV, follow the links below