Better2Know has the earliest possible HIV test available. At just 10 days after any potential exposure we can get you an accurate HIV test. This is the earliest test available for HIV detection available in the world. If you have had a recent encounter and suspect you may have contracted HIV you should consider the HIV RNA PCR test with Better2Know.

Incubation Period:

10 days

Samples Required:



What is the PCR Testing Method?

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a testing technique that allows the laboratoy to find a specific  RNA when it is present in very small quanities. It extracts and amplifies the genetic material from the sample to detect the presence of an infection, in this case, HIV.

What samples are needed?

A blood sample is needed for this test. At your private appointment, a qualified nurse or clinician will take the required sample before sending it to our certified laboratory for analysis.

How will I get my results?

Your results will be uploaded on to your secure online patient results area as soon as they are ready. We will send you an email or SMS when all your results are back. You can also check online at any time.

How do I book?

To arrange a booking with Better2Know today, you can use our online booking system by clicking the orange button at the top of the page and following the instructions. Or call our friendly sexual health advisors on the phone number above.