The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) targets your immune system by weakening the body's natural de-fences which means you are more prone to viral and bacterial infections. We have several testing options avail-able depending on the type of HIV test that needs to be performed. Some tests provide results immediately while others might take a little bit longer.
HIV occurs during unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person. It can also be spread by sharing needles or other injecting equipment with an infected person. It is possible for a HIV-positive mother to pass the virus to her child during pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. The virus gets passed through bodily fluids and the risk of transmitting HIV through kissing happens when both partners have bleeding gums or mouth ulcers.
For HIV testing you will need to be well hydrated. This makes the process of HIV testing easier and faster.
HIV testing is not complex blood testing so only a small amount of your blood will be needed. A small needle will be inserted into a vein in your arm, near your elbow with a slight scratch or prick and a small amount of blood is extracted.
To sum up: HIV testing for London workers is easy. The advantages of visiting our clinic is that you can get tested quickly and be on your way to work, during your lunch break, or on the way home. We are available seven days a week 8am - 9pm weekdays and 10am - 2pm weekends. We are the solution to your dilemma. Find the answers with the right professionals to solve any worries or problems regarding HIV. Unfortunately HIV is a transferable virus and the sooner it is dealt with immediately, the better your outcome with the correct medications.
A HIV test is the only way to know if you have been infected with the virus. Speak with your doctor if you have been exposed to the virus and get tested soon. The type of test chosen will depend on the time passed as poten-tial exposure to the virus which the doctor will advise you on. It does however involve givinga blood sample which is sent to a laboratory to detect for signs of the infection.
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