The test uses simple flow-through technology to detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies using a drop of human fingerstick blood. The test is intended for use by untrained lay users as a self test to aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection using a small drop (50μL) of blood obtained through fingerstick collection procedures.
As a high-risk individual, I regularly get tested. I normally go in for an HIV test b/c the process is easy and you can actually see the results right away. My clinic told me about self-testing and how the same test they are using is now available as a home test. Now I order a test every 3 months and it arrives right to my house. Thanks for making it even easier to tested! Wow.
Haven't had an HIV test in a few years so I decided to do a home test for a peace of mind. Delivery was discreet. The test was very simple to do and mess-free. Was cool to see the result immediately. Quicker than a pregnancy test and it was like an easy science experiment. My advice is to relax and press the lancing device with pressure and READ the instructions carefully, they are very good. I'm impressed with the kit - technology these days have made testing so much easier.
Such an easy kit. It would be great if it could be distributed by the NHS. Great you can get your results within a minute and not 15 like others