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Was bedeutet ein positives Ergebnis beim HIV-Selbsttest EXACTO®?

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 [...]

By |2018-07-19T11:41:49+01:00July 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Was bedeutet ein positives Ergebnis beim HIV-Selbsttest EXACTO®?

Can I detect other infections with my EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test?

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.

By |2018-08-02T17:22:49+01:00July 17th, 2018||Comments Off on Can I detect other infections with my EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test?

What does a negative result obtained with the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test mean?

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 [...]

By |2018-08-02T17:21:38+01:00July 17th, 2018||Comments Off on What does a negative result obtained with the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test mean?

What does a positive result obtained with the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test mean?

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 [...]

By |2018-08-02T17:20:06+01:00July 17th, 2018||Comments Off on What does a positive result obtained with the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test mean?

Can a minor use an EXACTO® Test HIV Self-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 [...]

By |2018-08-02T17:13:15+01:00July 17th, 2018||Comments Off on Can a minor use an EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test?

What controls enable me to ensure the correct use of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test?

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 [...]

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Can I use the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test to track my antiretroviral treatment?

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.

By |2018-08-02T17:03:17+01:00July 17th, 2018||Comments Off on Can I use the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test to track my antiretroviral treatment?

Does the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test detect HIV-1 ad HIV-2 viruses ?

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.

By |2018-08-02T17:01:33+01:00April 23rd, 2018||Comments Off on Does the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test detect HIV-1 ad HIV-2 viruses ?