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What is Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)?
What is the rapid HIV self-test?
How accurate is the rapid HIV self-test?
The rapid HIV self-test is extremely accurate scoring an overall accuracy of 99.6%. Furthermore, it has a sensitivity of 99.3% (a measure of how well the test can identify a true positive) and a specificity of 99.7% (how well the test can identify a true negative).
What type of sample is required for the rapid HIV self-test?
This self-test requires a whole blood sample that is collected from the tip of the finger by a sterile lancet that is used to make a small, controlled incision. The blood sample is placed on the test device with a couple of drops of the diluent added and then tested to see if there are any antibodies specific to the HIV infection present in the blood sample. If there are, this will give a positive reading and indicates the presence of the HIV infection in the body.
How long must I wait to obtain results from the rapid HIV self-test?
The results of this self-test typically take around 10 minutes to obtain.
How soon after potential exposure can the rapid HIV self-test be taken?
Are there any risks associated with taking the rapid HIV self-test?
No. There are no known risks associated with taking the rapid HIV self-test. It is a simple, safe, and reliable way to test for HIV in the comfort and privacy of your own home.