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What is Point of Care Testing (POCT)

Point of Care Testing, also known as rapid HIV testing, is a relatively new way of testing for HIV which enables you to get your results in less than 30 minutes.

In Buckinghamshire all of our bSHaW Sexual Health Clinics offer Point of Care Testing by taking a finger-prick blood sample. Find out where you can get tested by using our Service Finder or calling 0300 303 2880.

There are variations in the method of POCT, aidsmap explains the detail well.

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If you need further advice, or if this page hasn’t answered your questions then get in contact with your local bSHaW Sexual Health Clinic for a friendly chat.

Call 0300 303 2880 to book an appointment or use our service finder to locate your nearest clinic.

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