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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.