Rapid HIV Testing

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Throughout the year, we offer a free HIV testing drop-in service, with results available in 20 minutes.

The drop-in sessions are held from 5-8pm on the last Wednesday and Thursday of every month (excluding December) at The Piccadilly Centre in Hanley (ST1 1HR). 

The next drop in sessions are:

  • Thursday 25th January 5pm-8pm 
  • Wednesday 31st January 5pm-8pm
  • Thursday 22nd February 5pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 28th February 5pm-8pm

If you'd like a HIV test sooner, please visit Cobridge Community Health Centre


What does the test involve?

The test is a quick fingerprick test and will give you your results in 20 minutes. See our video below for a quick demonstration of what to expect when you come for a HIV fingerprick test.


When can I get tested?

We test between 5pm and 8pm at The Piccadilly Project (full address below) on the last Wednesday and Thursday of every month. If you'd like to be tested sooner or on another date, you can visit Cobridge Community Health Centre, who also provide HIV testing. 


Where is the drop-in?

You can find our friendly team at: 

The Piccadilly Centre
57-59 Piccadilly








Please only visit The Piccadilly Centre during drop-in times (5-8pm on the last Wednesday/Thursday of each month, excluding December). If you visit at any other time we will be unable to provide you with a HIV test.


More information

For further information on our HIV testing services, email us on poct@ssotp.nhs.uk

See our list of HIV Testing FAQs here.

Find out more about HIV by visiting the HIV Aware website.




We will not tell anyone, including partners, parents, teachers, friends, family or doctors that you came to see us unless you ask us to. Anything you say to us will be treated with respect. There are times when confidentiality may need to be broken so that we can protect you under the law. However, we will ALWAYS try and discuss this with you first. For example, if you tell us, or we think you are at risk of danger or harm to yourself and/or others, we will contact the relevant agencies.

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