A FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing service open to anyone over 16 years of age regardless of gender or sexuality, is available through MESMAC Newcastle and the SHINE (Sexual Health In Newcastle) project, it is available by appointment only.
The test is a simple finger prick test with a pre and post-test discussion and results within the hour. The people who perform the test are all fully trained by the New Croft Centre sexual health service in Newcastle and are either MESMAC or SHINE staff. The kit used is Alere 4th generation antibody/antigen testing and is 99.7% accurate.
MESMAC’s HIV test service is currently available at Newcastle Civic Centre.
Appointment times and days vary so please call us to get the best time and location for you.
Please contact us on 0191 233 1333 to book an appointment and we will inform you of the location details.