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 interpreted.
If the result of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test is negative, but a possible exposure occurred during the last 3 months, the result cannot be considered negative due to the seroconversion window. The user must therefore be advised to undergo screening with an Elisa 4th generation test at a laboratory, for which the seroconversion window is only 6 weeks. The pharmacist can invite the user to undergo a second EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test, 3 months after this last possible exposure.
A negative test does not necessarily mean that the partner(s) of the person tested is/are not infected with HIV. It is important to ensure that you do not use your EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test during the seroconversion window (three months following the risk of a possible exposure). To be certain of an HIV-negative result, you will need to do an EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test three months after the last possible exposure). During this period, it is important to protect yourself and to protect your partners by using condoms.
For any further questions, or if you require specific advice, please contact SIDA INFO SERVICE 24 hours, 7 days a week on 0.800.840.800.