In Anbetracht der Zuverlässigkeit des EXACTO® HIV-Selbsttest weist ein positives Ergebnis auf eine wahrscheinliche HIV-Infektion hin. Alles Selbsttests müssen durch eine ELISA-Test der 4. Generation – in einem Labor durchgeführt – bestätigt werden. Eine Person, deren Testergebnis positiv ausgefallen ist, sollte direkt an eine Stelle verwiesen werden, die mit dem HIV-Virus lebende Personen betreut, oder an einen [...]
The EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test is only designed to detect an HIV infection. Other sexually transmitted infections, such as syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhoea or viral hepatitis cannot be detected with the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test. To undergo screening for these infections, please make an appointment with your GP or attend a GUM or sexual health clinic.
If the result of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test is negative, and in the absence of possible risks or accidental exposure within the last 3 months, this means that the user is not infected. There is no need to perform a confirmation test, unless there is reason to believe that the test was incorrectly performed or [...]
Considering the reliability of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test, a positive result indicates a likely infection with the HIV virus. Any positive result from a self-test must be confirmed with a 4th generation Elisa test, performed in a laboratory. A person with a positive result must be immediately referred either to a service that provides [...]
If no band appears or if the C control band is absent, you are advised to repeat the self-test with another kit or to undergo screening at a laboratory with a 4th generation ELISA test.
Yes, a minor (aged under 18) can use an EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test. The EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test should not be used for a newborn aged under 18 months. Indeed, the child of an HIV-positive mother, whether or not infected, cannot be screened with a self-test kit because the maternal IgG antibodies that have crossed the [...]
The well marked “BLOOD” must be completely red before adding the buffer solution. This first control enables the user to ensure that they have deposited the right amount of blood to complete their EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test. A second control appears during the migration. The “C” control band enables the user to ensure that the [...]
Please refer to the current EU rules on waste disposal.
The EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test should not be used by an HIV-positive person who is on ART. The EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test is designed to detect anti-HIV1 and anti-HIV2 antibodies in persons who have been infected and not yet treated. The EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test does not track the therapeutic efficacy of ART.
The EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test is designed using antigens that enable the detection of anti-HIV1 and anti-HIV2 antibodies from a droplet of blood. In the event of a positive result, the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test is not able to differentiate between an HIV-1 or HIV-2 type infection.