HIV Testing Week

To mark National HIV Testing Week, which starts on Saturday 16th November, we're holding extra HIV testing drop-ins across Stoke-on-Trent in November!

See where we will be below:

Monday 18 November 9am - 3pm Hanley Town Centre (outside Primark)
Monday 18 November 4pm - 8pm  Longton Fire Station, ST3 4QE
Tuesday 19 November 9am - 1pm Newcastle Town Centre (Ironmarket) ST5 1RF
Tuesday 19 November 2pm - 6pm  Burslem Town Centre (by Sir Henry Doulton statue)
Tuesday 19 November 6pm - 8pm  Hanley Health Centre, ST1 2BN
Wednesday 20 November 12pm - 3pm Staffordshire University (outside Ember Lounge)
Wednesday 20 November 3pm - 6pm Staffordshire University (outside LRV)
Wednesday 20 November 2pm - 6pm  Sandyford Fire Station, ST6 5ED
Thursday 21 November 9am - 1pm Fenton Market, ST4 3AD
Thursday 21 November 3pm - 8pm Hanley Health Centre, ST1 2BN
Friday 22 November 9am - 1pm Tunstall Market, ST6 5TP
Friday 22 November 4pm - 8pm Hanley Fire Station, ST1 3RP
Saturday 23 November 9:30am - 2:30pm Newcastle Town Centre (Ironmarket) ST5 1RF

Check back soon as we will be adding more drop-ins!

Monthly HIV testing drop-ins

Throughout the year, we offer a free and confidential HIV testing drop-in service. The test is a quick fingerprick test and you get your  results in 20 minutes.

Our regular monthly drop-ins are held at Hanley Health Centre from 6-8pm on the last Wednesday and Thursday of every month (excluding December).  Find the full address below:

Hanley Health Centre
Upper Huntbach Street

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


Hanley Health Centre

Why should I get a test?

  • Not everyone gets symptoms so you might have HIV and not know

  • People who start treatment early can expect to live a long, healthy life 

  • People who are on effective treatment can't pass on the virus

  • It's free, quick and confidential


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.

Sexual Health Contact Details

For further information on our HIV testing services, please contact us



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.

Hide this section
Show accessibility tools