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What is HIV self-screening?

HIV self-screening is a quick, convenient, and confidential HIV testing option. Testing for HIV has evolved over the years especially with the innovation of HIV self-testing kits. HIV self-testing kits remove the barriers that prevented many people from knowing their status due to fear of judgement and the stigma attached to HIV.

HIV self-screening allows you to find out your status in the privacy of your own home. HIV self-screening does not provide a final diagnosis or result. Instead, it shows the presence of cells and antibodies in your blood which 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

To find out more about HIV-self-screening go to: or call the helpline: 0800 012 322.

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