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.
Fasting is not required in order to complete the test. It can be used at any time of the day so long as the user is not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to ensure the correct use and interpretation of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test. To help with completing the test and interpreting [...]
How long after a possible exposure do I need to wait before using an HIV self-test kit (so that it can be considered reliable)?
Infection with HIV due to high-risk behaviour (unprotected sex, a condom ripping during sexual relations with a person infected with HIV or whose HIV status is unknown, sharing injection material) or accidental exposure (ripped condom, blood contact, etc.) less than 3 months prior to testing cannot be screened with the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test, as [...]