What is the BioSURE HIV test?
The BioSURE HIV self-test kit is a home testing kit for HIV. If you may have been exposed to HIV, this self-testing kit is a simple way to check your HIV status. The BioSURE HIV home test is extremely accurate and takes just 15 minutes to complete.
What are HIV and AIDS?
HIV is also known by its full name, Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It damages cells in your immune system, making it more difficult for your body to tackle everyday infections and diseases. As HIV damages your immune system, you can develop AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) related illnesses. There is no cure for HIV, however, modern medicine has made it much more manageable, and most people with HIV do not develop AIDS-related illnesses if it is caught early enough.
How does the BioSURE HIV test work?
The BioSURE HIV home test kit works similarly to a pregnancy test. You provide a tiny amount of blood and the test uses this to detect specific antibodies in your blood that could indicate that you have HIV.
How do I use the BioSURE HIV home test kit?
The BioSURE HIV test kit is incredibly easy to use, you just need to follow three simple steps: Prick, suck, and poke. This is how it works…
- Prick – You use the paediatric lancet included in the HIV home test kit to draw a tiny drop of blood from your finger so it can be tested.
- Suck – The drop of blood is sucked up into the self-test device, ready for testing.
- Poke – Poke the tip of the test into the buffer pot and you’re done! Now you just wait 15 minutes for your results.
If you’d like more information about how to use this HIV home test kit, please watch this video which explains everything you’d need to know about your test.
What do my results mean?
When your BioSure test is complete, you should notice that lines have formed on the side of your test device. If you see one line, then your test result is negative. If you see two lines, then your test result is positive and you may have HIV. If you do not see any lines on the side of your test, it hasn’t worked and will need to be repeated.
What should I do if my test is positive?
If your BioSURE HIV test shows a positive result you must go to see your doctor as soon as possible. They’ll be able to do further testing to ensure that your results are accurate and offer you advice about how to manage HIV. With the proper treatment, you should be able to manage HIV effectively and could help your body to prevent HIV from progressing into AIDS.
Is the BioSURE HIV home test right for me?
The BioSURE HIV self-test is perfect for anyone who tests for HIV in the comfort of their own home. If your choices mean that you have an increased chance of being exposed to HIV, it is recommended that you test every 3 months. In cases like these, you may find that this home testing kit is the most convenient and simple way to test your HIV status.
Is the BioSURE HIV test accurate?
The BioSURE HIV home test kit is very accurate at testing for the presence of HIV. This home test is 99.7% accurate, meaning that 997 out of 1000 tests will show the correct result.
How often should I test for HIV?
If you are considered to be part of a group of people who are considered to be at high risk of HIV, you should make sure to test regularly. This would be once every 3 months if you are having regular unprotected sex with new or casual partners, or at least once a year otherwise.
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