INSTI HIV test
What is an INSTI HIV test?
The INSTI HIV self test is a fast and easy test designed for home use so you can find out if you are infected with the HIV virus infection. The test is easy to perform and provides a quick answer: the result is known within minutes. You can order the INSTI HIV self test online at the chemists who work with Dokteronline.com.
What is the product used for?
HIV is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus. This "human immunodeficiency virus" makes anyone infected increasingly sick and more susceptible to illnesses. If HIV is not treated with drugs, the disease will develop into AIDS; a condition where the immune system no longer works and the body can no longer defend itself against diseases. AIDS can, therefore, lead to death.
The INSTI HIV test kit allows you to find out if the HIV virus is present in your blood in your peace and privacy of your own home. If this is the case, then you can be treated with medication. Unfortunately, HIV is not yet curable, but with proper medication, the progress of the virus can be stopped. It is very important to start treatment as soon as possible. The probability of the virus breaking down the defensive system is then extremely small. In addition, prompt treatment can prevent you from spreading the virus to others.
How does the INSTI HIV test work?
The INSTI HIV self test is based on a blood analysis. The test determines whether HIV1 and HIV2 antibodies are present in the blood. The body creates these antibodies after infection with the HIV virus. Usually, there is a period of several weeks between the time of contamination and the creation of the antibodies. It is, therefore, advisable not to perform the test until 22 days after a possible infection to prevent an incorrect diagnosis. If the test result is negative (no antibodies have been found), you can repeat the test after about three months for reassurance.
How do you use the INSTI HIV test?
Participating chemists offer the INSTI HIV self test available online. The use of the test is simple:
- Rub 1 finger until it is warm.
- Prick the side of the fingertip with the supplied lancet.
- Suction a drop of blood with the supplied pipette.
- Let the blood run in one bottle.
- Shake well and pour the solution into the test membrane. Wait until the liquid is absorbed.
- Shake vial 2 and pour the contents into the membrane. Wait until the liquid is taken up.
- Shake vial 3 and add this liquid to the membrane.
- The result then appears in the membrane (within 5 minutes).
There are three possible results:
- 1 blue dot: No antibodies have been found. There is no (detectable) infection with HIV.
- 2 blue dots: Antibodies have been found. The chance that there is an HIV infection is very high. Contact a doctor.
- 0 blue dots: The test has not been performed correctly. Use a new test.
Please read the INSTI HIV manual for use.