Better2Know has a number of HIV testing options, and it depends on how long ago you may have been exposed, as well as your own personal preference. The decision is always yours.

Like many STIs, HIV takes time before it can be accurately detected. This time between infection and accurate detection is known as the "window" or "incubation" period. There are three types of HIV test, which can detect the virus at different window periods. The window period is the time between potential exposure and when you get tested.


10 Day HIV RNA PCR Test 

Our 10 Day HIV test is the earliest way to test for HIV. It takes a blood sample and using PCR techniques will detect the presence of the virus itself in your sample. It gives the most accurate result possible at just 10 days after any potential exposure to HIV.

28 Day HIV DUO Test

Our 28 Day HIV Test is for exposures that occurred  at least28 days ago. It is a fourth generation HIV test and looks for the HIV 1 and HIV 2 antibodies as well as the p24 antigen. It needs a small blood sample for the test. The test give accurate results from 28 days.

Instant HIV test (26 Days)

Our Instant HIV test give you your HIV test results while you wait. It has an incubation period of just 26 days, and only needs a finger stick to take a blood sample. The test takes around 20 minutes to run. The test looks for the HIV 1 and 2 antibodies as well as the p24 antigen.

90 Day HIV Antibody Test

This is the third generation HIV test. It is for exposures that occurred more than 3 months ago. It only looks for the HIV 1 and HIV 2 antibodies. Better2Know no longer offers the 90 day test as the 28 day test does everything the 90 day test does, and more, giving you added peace of mind.

Why use Better2Know?

  • Always 100% Confidential. You do not have to give us your real name and your results are never shared without your consent.
  • Fast Results. Your HIV test results will usually be available the next day.
  • Locations. We have testing clinics across South Africa so you will not have to travel far.
  • Facilities. Our clinics are clean and modern.
  • Non-Judgmental. The clinical staff is friendly and non-judgmental. We have heard it all before.

Book your HIV test

Better2Know has over 200 HIV testing clinics across South Africa. You can find your nearest HIV test centre here or click one of the links below.

HIV test in Johannesburg

HIV test in Pretoria

HIV test in Durban

HIV test in Cape Town

You can also call us on the number above to ask any questions or book your appointment now.