An HIV test requires a blood sample which can be taken in two different ways: either from the crook of your arm or from the tip of your finger. A sample taken from the crook of your arm is sent to a laboratory for analysis and you will get the result after about a week. A sample taken from the tip of the finger is placed on a test unit. This is called a rapid result test and you get the result after 10-15 minutes.
HIV testing is free and can be done anonymously. However, if it turns out that you have HIV, you have to provide your identity.
Rapid result test
A rapid result test involves a sample of blood being taken from the tip of the finger and then placed on a test unit. You get the result after 10-15 minutes.
The following clinics offer rapid result tests: Venhälsan at Södersjukhuset, Sesam City, Infection Clinic 2 at Huddinge Hospital and Noaks Ark Stockholm. You can also get tested at Testpoint, which is separate from the regular healthcare services. There is more information about all the clinics under the Clinics tab.
When you get tested, you can remain anonymous. However, if it turns out that you have HIV, you have to provide your identity.