SHINE's FREE 1 HOUR HIV TEST SERVICE

A FREE and CONFIDENTIAL 1 hour HIV testing service open to anyone over 16 years of age regardless of gender or sexuality, is available through SHINE (Sexual Health In Newcastle) project and MESMAC Newcastle, it is available by appointment only and is located in central Newcastle. The test is a simple finger prick test with a pre and post test discussion and results within the hour (results received within 20 minutes). The people who perform the test are all fully trained by the New Croft Centre sexual health service in Newcastle and are either SHINE or MESMAC staff (there are both male and female staff available, so if you feel more comfortable with a certain sex please do not hesitate to ask). The kit used is Alere 4th generation antibody/antigen testing and is 99.7% accurate.

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEEK (MONDAY - FRIDAY)

Free, Confidential 1 Hour HIV Testing

Monday - Appointment Only
9.30am until 5pm
(last test 4.00pm)

Tuesday - Appointment Only
9.30am until 5pm
(last test 4.00pm)

Wednesday - Appointment Only
9.30am until 5pm
(last test 4.00pm)

Thursday - Appointment Only
9.30am until 5pm
(last test 4.00pm)

Friday - Appointment Only
9.30am until 12 noon
(last test 11.00am)

Appointments:

To make an appointment or for further details, please call us in confidence on:
0191 2772050
More Information: shine@newcastle.gov.uk

 

 

WHAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE SERVICE IN 2016

‘Fantastic! I feel very lucky to have access to this service. I doubt I would have taken an HIV test if it were not available in this form.’
‘Very friendly and professional. Comprehensive information given and relevant additional care centres were signposted (New Croft Centre for Hepatitis vaccine since I am in a higher risk demographic). Would definitely recommend this place to friends. 10/10′
‘The service today was outstanding, the person I spoke to was very helpful, made me feel at ease and explained everything to me. The service was very personal and helped ease all my worries and explained all outcomes to me. Thank you, a really excellent service at such a worrying and stressful time.’