3 Simple Steps for HIV Testing





Watch 3 Simple Steps of HIV Testing




Thai Citizens
Free and Confidential HIV Testing


Step 1: Check In and Pre-test Counselling
You come into the Anonymous clinic (no appointments required), show your identification card, and pay 20 Baht only to the staff at the Reception counter. We will give you a member card and token with a number on it. This helps us to identify you, not by name or any other identity. You will also be asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire, so that you can tell us a little bit more about yourself. The information you provide will be kept anonymous and confidential. Your counsellor will call your number when it's your turn and they are ready to see you. This is done inside one of the consultation rooms, and the session is kept anonymous & confidential. For the purpose of doing an HIV risk assessment, your counsellor will ask you some personal questions about your risk behavior. Some notes may be taken down on the form, but this will still remain anonymous & confidential. You should take this opportunity to ask your counsellor any questions you have about HIV, safer sex or sexual health. This procedure will take around 10 minutes for pre-counseling, and the cue depends on the number of patients.

Step 2:  Blood Testing
For blood testing, you will then be asked to wait outside the testing room until your number is called. 
When it's your turn, your number would be announced by our staff. Your inside arm will be pricked to get a few drops of blood for the HIV-antibody test strip. 
Only sterile & disposable equipment are used for this procedure, including gloves, needles, test strips, and cotton wool. This procedure will take 3 minutes.

Step 3: Result & Post-test Counselling
About 1 hour after the blood-test, your counsellor will again call your number to give you the result for your HIV test.

Important Note on Window Period before coming down for a test:
The time period between when a person is actually infected with HIV and when antibodies to HIV can be detected in the test is called the window period. 
Nearly everyone who is infected with HIV (99%) will have antibodies detected by 3 months after infection. 
However, currently used antibody tests are more sensitive than those used in the past. 
Most people will develop detectable antibodies by 30 days after infection with HIV. 
You are therefore able to do your HIV test at Anonymous clinic from the first month of exposure, then confirm your status once more in the third month.


You can now know your status in only five days post exposure - NAT TEST available at Anonymous Clinic.


FOREIGNERS
Anonymous HIV Testing


Step 1: Check In and Pre-test Counselling

You come into the clinic (no appointments required) and pay 200 Baht to the volunteer at the Reception counter. We will give you a member card and token with a number on it. This helps us to identify you, not by name or any other identity. You will also be asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire, so that you can tell us a little bit more about yourself. The information you provide will be kept anonymous and confidential. Your counsellor will call your number when it's your turn and they are ready to see you. This is done inside one of the consultation rooms, and the session is kept anonymous & confidential. For the purpose of doing an HIV risk assessment, your counsellor will ask you some personal questions about your risk behavior. Some notes may be taken down on the form, but this will still remain anonymous & confidential. You should take this opportunity to ask your counsellor any questions you have about HIV, safer sex or sexual health.

Step 2:  Blood Testing
For blood testing, you will then be asked to wait outside the testing room until your number is called. 
When it's your turn, your number would be announced by our volunteer. Your finger will be pricked to get a few drops of blood for the HIV-antibody test strip. 
Only sterile & disposable equipment are used for this procedure, including gloves, needles, test strips, and cotton wool.

Step 3: Result & Post-test Counselling
About 1 hour after the blood-test, your counsellor will again call your number to give you the result for your HIV test.

Important Note on Window Period before coming down for a test:
The time period between when a person is actually infected with HIV and when antibodies to HIV can be detected in the test is called the window period. 
Nearly everyone who is infected with HIV (99%) will have antibodies detected by 3 months after infection. 
However, currently used antibody tests are more sensitive than those used in the past. 
Most people will develop detectable antibodies by 30 days after infection with HIV. 
You are therefore able to do your HIV test at our clinic from the first month of exposure, then confirm your status once more in the third month.


You can now know your status in only five days post exposure - NAT TEST available at Anonymous Clinic.