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    basically, im a girl.
    i have had unprotected sex in the past with boys, and i currently have a girlfriend.
    she was raped about 6 or 7 years ago and i know its not very likely that i have HIV but i think it is definitley worth a testing.
    my only question is, can it be done for free anywhere or do you have to pay everywhere now?
    also, i can't have an injection because im petrified. and i know people will say just do it but its a psychological thing, my mind and body simply wont let me have an injection. i kick and scream and run away and everything if one comes near me its just a natural reflex.
    therefore, id need to have the fingerprick test done.
    iv looked on the internet and it says its £100 but surely to prevent the spread of it, it should be free!
    anyone know where i can go??
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    basically, im a girl.
    i have had unprotected sex in the past with boys, and i currently have a girlfriend.
    she was raped about 6 or 7 years ago and i know its not very likely that i have HIV but i think it is definitley worth a testing.
    my only question is, can it be done for free anywhere or do you have to pay everywhere now?
    also, i can't have an injection because im petrified. and i know people will say just do it but its a psychological thing, my mind and body simply wont let me have an injection. i kick and scream and run away and everything if one comes near me its just a natural reflex.
    therefore, id need to have the fingerprick test done.
    iv looked on the internet and it says its £100 but surely to prevent the spread of it, it should be free!
    anyone know where i can go??
    its free in clinics
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    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/3107.asp...CategoryID=126

    It shouldn't be £100, you're probably looking at private options. Take a look at the NHS page on 'where to go' above.
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    Yes, it can be done for free at your local GUM clinic, some of them do use a fingerprick but not all do, you'll have to check first.
    Thanks to Russian visa regulations I've had to have a ridiculous number of the things done *sigh*
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    basically, im a girl.
    i have had unprotected sex in the past with boys, and i currently have a girlfriend.
    she was raped about 6 or 7 years ago and i know its not very likely that i have HIV but i think it is definitley worth a testing.
    my only question is, can it be done for free anywhere or do you have to pay everywhere now?
    also, i can't have an injection because im petrified. and i know people will say just do it but its a psychological thing, my mind and body simply wont let me have an injection. i kick and scream and run away and everything if one comes near me its just a natural reflex.
    therefore, id need to have the fingerprick test done.
    iv looked on the internet and it says its £100 but surely to prevent the spread of it, it should be free!
    anyone know where i can go??
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    Go to your local clinic.
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    ahh thanks guys for the help. i will do that
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    basically, im a girl.
    i have had unprotected sex in the past with boys, and i currently have a girlfriend.
    she was raped about 6 or 7 years ago and i know its not very likely that i have HIV but i think it is definitley worth a testing.
    my only question is, can it be done for free anywhere or do you have to pay everywhere now?
    also, i can't have an injection because im petrified. and i know people will say just do it but its a psychological thing, my mind and body simply wont let me have an injection. i kick and scream and run away and everything if one comes near me its just a natural reflex.
    therefore, id need to have the fingerprick test done.
    iv looked on the internet and it says its £100 but surely to prevent the spread of it, it should be free!
    anyone know where i can go??
    Search for NHS sexual health clinics/family planning clinics/GUM clinics.

    You should be able to get tested on the NHS.

    The service may be in your local hospital.

    If unsure ask your GP or uni student support services.
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    (Original post by Bella_trixxx)
    Yes, it can be done for free at your local GUM clinic, some of them do use a fingerprick but not all do, you'll have to check first.
    Thanks to Russian visa regulations I've had to have a ridiculous number of the things done *sigh*
    -.- I travel to Russia each year, (EU Citizen) never had to be tested for anything.
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    (Original post by Swimmer)
    -.- I travel to Russia each year, (EU Citizen) never had to be tested for anything.
    If you're on a Tourist Visa you don't have to, think it's because I'm here for so long but it's definitely a requirement for student visas, I've had to have three already
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    (Original post by Bella_trixxx)
    If you're on a Tourist Visa you don't have to, think it's because I'm here for so long but it's definitely a requirement for student visas, I've had to have three already
    I see, I dont get Tourist Visa, coz wen u enter the country u have to register and that cost alot. I got family there so I get some other visa
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    I had mine done for a visa, as well.

    At my university health service for students, I had to pay £10, not too bad really.
 
 
 
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