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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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How can you be sure that the handling and interpretation of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test has been correctly completed?

To ensure you have collected the right amount of blood, the square well marked “BLOOD” must be completely red. As regards the interpretation of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test, it is important that the C control band is present. In the absence of this C control band, your self-test kit has not functioned correctly and [...]

By |2018-08-02T17:19:24+01:00April 23rd, 2018||Comments Off on How can you be sure that the handling and interpretation of the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test has been correctly completed?

What should I do if it is difficult to use the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test?

If you have any doubts about using the EXACTO® HIV Screening Test, please consult a doctor or an HIV support organisation. It will be necessary to undergo a further HIV screening test with the help of a RTD (rapid diagnostic test) or a laboratory test to confirm the result.

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How many times can I use the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test?

The EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test is designed for single use. Its components can only be used once. To see what the components look like and what they are for, it is important that you read the user instructions in full before unpackaging the components for the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test.

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Can the test be used after its expiry date?

No, like all diagnostic tests, the EXACTO® Test HIV Self-test must be used before the expiry date indicated on the packaging. After this date, the reliability of the components and the test are no longer guaranteed.

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