Negative Result

The HIV test you have taken has come back negative.

This means that we could not find any HIV antibodies in your blood sample. The test highly accurate after 4 weeks, and almost 100% accurate after 8 weeks.

If you have had unprotected sex or shared injecting equipment in the last 6-8 weeks, we recommend you take another test in 6 weeks to be sure of your status.

This test result is for you. It does not tell you anyone else's status; don't assume that all or any of your sexual partners are HIV negative just because your test is negative. You might want to think about the times that you have been uncomfortable with the risks you have taken and how you want to deal with these in the future. Staff at your local sexual health services can help you with this or point you in the direction of further help and advice.

This test is only for HIV, if you have had unprotected sex (oral, anal or vaginal) you may want to have a full sexual health check-up, use the clinic finder to find your nearest clinic.

Some numbers you may find useful:

  • National Sexual Health Helpline: 0300 123 7213
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Or you can visit Yorkshire MESMAC