With this test you can get tested for HIV. It is a rapid test where you perform the test and read the result yourself. You can execute the HIV test yourself at a time that suits you best and the entire process of the test takes only a few minutes.
When you have placed the order, you will receive the test at the address you indicated. The test package is sent to you in a discrete blank package. The logo or the name of The SOA Tester are not visible on the package.
After the arrival of the test package, you perform the test yourself using a clear user guide. You can then read the results yourself within a few minutes from the test-kit.
The HIV test consists of a paper test strip in a plastic cassette. The HIV test is performed by applying a small drop of blood to the test strip, followed by a few drops of test liquid (diluent). When the test is complete, two lines may appear on the paper strip. One visible control line means the diluent has been applied correctly and the test is working properly. The test line only becomes visible if the applied sample contains antibodies against HIV, a positive test.
This product is available in Belgium.
The test is genderless.
The shipping time of the test-package in The Netherlands is 1-2 days and in Belgium 2-3 days.
The window period is time between HIV infection and the point when the test will give an accurate result. During the window period a person can have HIV and be very infectious but still test HIV negative.
The HIV-test that we provide has a window phase of 3 months, which means that this HIV-test is able to give a positive result 3 months after you got infected with HIV.
If you are a prep user, we do not recommend this test.
Looking at sensitivity and specificity, the reliability values of the HIV test are very high. In addition, the test is also C1 certified.
The sensitivity of a medical test is the percentage of correctly positive results among sick people.
Sensitivity = 99.8-100%
The specificity of a test is the percentage of correctly negative test results among non-sick people.
Specificity = 99.5-99.8%
If the test result is positive, it means that HIV antibodies have been detected in your blood and we recommend that you contact your doctor or an HIV consultant as soon as possible.
If the test result is negative, it means that no HIV antibodies have been detected in the blood. It is important here that the window phase is taken into account.
The blank envelope contains all the materials needed to perform the test. For the HIV test that is: