Rapid HIV 1/2 SELF-TEST

Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a pathogen that attacks and suppresses the immune system by specifically affecting white blood cells.

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The virus can be transmitted (a) sexually – through unprotected sex, (b) with blood – for example through the exchange of syringes – and (c) vertically – from mother to child during pregnancy, at birth and, more rarely, through breastfeeding.
Without specific treatment, the virus weakens the subject’s immune system to the point of inducing the development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. It is a syndrome that can occur in people with HIV even several years after the infection, when the immune system’s efficiency dramatically falls, and the body loses its ability to fight even the most common infections.
The onset of AIDS can be prevented by taking appropriate antiretroviral therapy at an early stage.

Test Content

  • 1 Test Cassette
  • 1 Vial with diluent 
  • 2 Lancets ( Sterile )
  • 1 Gauze cleanser
  • Test instruction for self-test use
1

Draw a blood sample by using the sterile lancet provided;

2

Collect the sample indicated with the black line by using the capillary pipette provided;

3

Deposit the collected specimen into the vial, previously open, then screw it;

4

Add 3 drops of the obtained liquid into the sample well (S) indicated on the test cassette and wait 10 minutes before reading the result.

Rapid self-test for the qualitative detection of antibodies against human immunodeficiency virus 1 and 2 (HIV1/HIV2) in whole blood

WHO IS THIS TEST FOR?

HIV 1/2 SELF-TEST can be performed by anyone who has been, or suspects to have been, exposed to the virus, people with HIV symptoms or anyone who wants to check a possible ongoing infection.

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Among the most common HIV symptoms there are: fever, rash, sore throat and/or oral candidiasis, swollen glands, headache, joint and/or muscle pain.