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FREE and CONFIDENTIAL 1 hour HIV testing service open to anyone over 16 years of age regardless of gender or sexuality, is available through MESMAC North East and the SHINE (Sexual Health In Newcastle) project, it is available at our Newcastle office. The test is a simple finger prick test with a pre and post test discussion and results within the hour. The people who perform the test are all fully trained by the New Croft Centre sexual health service in Newcastle and are either MESMAC or SHINE staff. The kit used is Alere 4th generation antibody/antigen testing and is 99.7% accurate.



Free, Confidential 1 Hour HIV Testing


Appointment Only

9.30am until 5pm
(last test 4.00pm)

& Early Evening

Appointment Only

9.30am until 7pm
(last test 6.30pm)


Appointment Only

9.30am until 5pm

(last test 4.00pm)


Appointment Only

9.30am until 5pm

(last test 4.00pm)


Appointment Only

9.30am until 12 noon


0191 233 1333

More Information:



How To Book An Appointment:Test Table

To make an appointment or for further details, please call us in confidence on: 0191 233 1333.
MESMAC is based on the 3rd floor of 11 Nelson Street, Newcastle. NE1 5AN.
You can also email us below.




The MESMAC office is wheelchair friendly but unfortunately access into the building is not. There is a small step into 11 Nelson Street, Newcastle which is approximately 3 inches high, some wheelchairs can manage this but some electric ones cannot. MESMAC are not responsible for this step, this is the responsibility of the building managers but MESMAC are working on this problem and hope to have a portable ramp for access soon.


1 hour HIV test video

HIV Test Video




MESMAC commissioned a 10 minute presentation of the 1 hour HIV test being offered in our Newcastle office. The aim was to show how this free and confidential service is carried out and to offer more choices around HIV testing. The service is set in a relaxed environment that feedback says is very welcoming and non judgemental. Please just click below to see the video which is hosted by ‘You Tube’ or on the video clip on the left. Watch the 1 hour HIV test video here! The shorter version is available here!


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FASTEST was awarded the winner of the PCT ‘Partnership Working Category’ for the GOOD PRACTISE AWARDS 2007 – 08.
The service was runner up for the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ‘Health and Social Care Awards 2008′ for the North East Region.
The service also won the Nursing In Practice award in 2008.





‘Fantastic! – I feel very lucky to have access to this service. I doubt I would have taken an HIV test if it were not available in this form.’


Finger Prick Test Logo‘Very friendly and professional. Comprehensive information given and relevant additional care centres were signposted (New Croft Centre for Hepatitis vaccine since I am in a higher risk demographic). Would definitely recommend this care centre (MESMAC, Newcastle) to friends. 10/10′


‘The service today was outstanding, the person I spoke to was very helpful, made me feel at ease and explained everything to me.1 hour HIV test logo
Service was very personal and helped ease all my worries and explained all outcomes to me. Thank you, a really excellent service at such a worrying and stressful time.’


For information about our HIV test, email us in complete confidence below:

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