Insti HIV Self Test Kit
Insti HIV Self Test Kit
£14.95 Save: £5.00 RRP: £19.95
This product is typically dispatched within 1-3 working days from date of order when using our standard delivery or 48 Hour Tracked and Signed service.
Weight: 100g (includes packaging)
The INSTI HIV Self Test is over 99% accurate, there is no waiting. It provides instant results, which alleviates anxiety. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 – sample, pour, result.
What is HIV and AIDS?
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) if left untreated. When a person becomes infected with HIV, the virus begins to attack his or her immune system, which is the body’s defense against illness. As a result, that person becomes more susceptible to disease and infection.
When his or her body loses the ability to fight diseases, that person is diagnosed with AIDS. There is no cure for HIV infection. Anti-retroviral drugs can slow down or halt the disease progression.
An estimated 101,200 people are living with HIV in the UK. Of these, 13% are undiagnosed and do not know about their HIV infection1
Get tested early. You may look healthy but infection is damaging to your health. Without knowing, there is a risk of passing HIV to others.
How do you get infected with HIV?
HIV is passed through bodily fluids (such as blood, semen, or vaginal fluid). For example, it can be passed through sex without a condom or through sharing needles to inject drugs.
Women living with HIV can pass the virus to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It is also possible to become infected with HIV through a blood transfusion, although this is now very rare.
This is the time from the HIV infection to when a test can correctly give a positive result. One may test positive with INSTI® HIV Self Test in as little as 21-22 days after infection2 however it can take as long as 3 months to produce a positive result. A negative result may not be accurate until 3 months after the infection.
1 Statistic taken from 'HIV in the UK -2016 report' by Public Health England - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602942/HIV_in_the_UK_report.pdf
2 Moshgabadi N, Galli RA, Daly AC, et al. Sensitivity of a rapid point of care assay for early HIV antibody detection is enhanced by its ability to detect HIV gp41 IgM antibodies. J Clin Virol 2015; 71:67-72
Step 1: Blood Collection:
Rub hands and fingers to increase blood flow.
Twist and pull out lancet tip. Discard tip.
Place lancet on the side of fingertip. Press HARD until you hear a click.
Rub finger to create a LARGE drop of blood.
Place pipette tip AT AN ANGLE into the blood drop. Draw blood to black line.
Immediately insert pipette and squeeze blood into Bottle 1. Re-cap bottle 1.
Apply adhesive bandage.
Step 2: Test:
Bottle 1: Shake 4 times and pour all liquid. Wait until liquid disappears.
Bottle 2: Shake 4 times and pour all liquid. Wait until liquid disappears.
Bottle 3: Without shaking, pour all liquid. Wait until liquid disappears.
Step 3: Result Guide:
Read your results right away and within 5 minutes.
A negative result: As with many tests, there is a chance for false results. To reduce the chance of false results, be sure to follow the instructions and use the test correctly.
If you have a negative result but you were involved in an HIV-risk activity in the past 3 months, you could be in what is called the "window period" and it is recommended to repeat testing at a later date.
A positive result: Consult a doctor as soon as possible and inform them that you have performed a self test for HIV. All positive results must be confirmed by a laboratory test.
What next after a positive result: Having HIV does not mean you have AIDS. With early diagnosis and treatment, it is unlikely you will develop AIDS.
A sealable, plastic bag is included with your test. When you have completed your test, place all of the items back into the box, including the safety lancet and tissues. Place the box into the bag and seal.
You can then discreetly throw the bag away with your household waste. This item is not suitable for recycling.
Dispose in accordance to local regulations.
Use only as instructed.
Do not use if you are on Anti-Retroviral treatment.