After 3 weeks there is a test you can do at home.
If three weeks have gone by then you can do the PCR test from home!!
This test looks for the genetic material of the virus and all it requires is for you to collect your own dried blood sample. The test is very sensitive if three weeks have gone by and will detect just 1000 copies of the virus in every millilitre of blood. The detection with this test after three weeks is calculated to be around 99.9%. And all with the convenience of testing from home. With this result there is no need to wait out the standard 3 month window period.
You buy your kit online. When it arrives it explains how to take your sample which is quick and easy. When the blood sample is dry you just send it back to us by handing in the return envelope at the Post Office. We will send you the results by email in just 48 working hours once we receive your sample.
Do you need a medical consultation? We can organise a phone consultation before or after you do the test
If you wait 4 weeks we can do it even quicker at Open House Madrid
A free medical consultation is always included in the price of any visit to Open House in Madrid.
The HIV tests which looks for antibodies and the p24 antigen allows us to detect infections after just 4 weeks without having to wait the normal “window period” of 3 months since it detects the same number of cases. We are unable to do this test from home but you can come to see us in Madrid we can do this test in 20 minutes.
This test detects between 97 and 99.99% of all cases of VIH.