An HIV self-test allows you to perform a ‘do-it-yourself’ HIV screening procedure, by collecting saliva or blood through pricking a finger. You should be able to get a self-testing kit at your nearest public clinic. Or, you can purchase the test at a pharmacy and be aware of your status in no time!
NB: HIV self-screening does not provide a final diagnosis or result. Instead, it shows the presence of cells and antibodies in your blood that fight HIV.
HIV self-screening is very accurate; however, a positive screening result needs to be confirmed by another blood-based test at a medical clinic or through a healthcare professional. Here you will also get the professional counseling that you will need.
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