A DBS test is a free, easy and accurate way to test for HIV and hep C.
It involves taking a few drops of blood from yourself at home. This test is very accurate and has been used in other countries.
There's no need to visit a doctor, clinic or pathology centre.
You will be asked some questions and if DBS testing is suitable for you, you can register for a DBS HIV and hep C test on this website. If you haven’t already been given a DBS testing kit, one will be sent to you by post in a plain envelope.
The DBS testing kit contains:
2 alcohol swabs
2 sterile finger prick needles (lancets)
2 cotton balls
2 band aids
A test card
A foil packet (with dehumidifying sachet inside)
A pre-addressed reply paid envelope