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The Selfie is a kit that makes it possible for you to know your status at the comfort of your home with timely results. Follow these three simple steps to get yourself ready for your next hook up.

Whenever your engines start revving for some excitement, we are here to ensure everything is well checked for a good ride.

The power is now in your hands, let's see how well you follow instructions.

You did it! It’s now smooth sailing as you await the next steps. Destination hump time!

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What is Self Testing?

HIV self-testing is a process whereby a person collects his or her own sample and conducts on HIV test.
Check out the video below to see how its done.

How to use a condom

Learn the right way to use a condom

Learn the right way to use a male condom

Do�s & Donts

  • DO use a condom every time you have sex.
  • DO read the package and check the expiration date.
  • DO make sure there are no tears or defects.
  • DON’T store condoms in your wallet as heat and friction can damage them.
  • DON’T use more than one condom at a time.
  • DON’T reuse a condom.

Learn the right way to use a female condom

Do�s & Donts

  • DO use a female condom from start to finish, every time you have vaginal sex.*
  • DO make sure there are no tears or defects.
  • DO use lubricant to help prevent the condom from slipping and tearing.

 

  • DON’T use a male condom with a female condom, as this can cause tearing.
  • DON’T reuse a female condom.
  • DON’T flush female condoms as they may clog the toilet.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are people asking about HIV out there?

  • What is HIV and AIDS?

    HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

    Once a person gets infected with HIV, the virus can stay inactive for many years and the person will show no signs or symptoms of infection.

    There is currently no cure for HIV, but there are treatments (ARVs) that interfere with the virus’ growth allowing people to live longer healthier lives. A positive result means treatment is available!

  • Is HIV self-testing the right option for me?

    An HIV test is the only way of knowing your HIV status. This is important in making informed choices about your health and lifestyle. HIV self-testing allows you to test yourself privately and at your own convenience. HIV self-tests are not suitable for those who are taking anti-retrovirals (ARVs). If you think you have been exposed to HIV or are at risk of infection, HIV self-testing offers an opportunity for you to determine your status

  • What HIV self-tests are available?

    At present, there are two types of HIV self-test kits available, which detect the HIV virus using either a blood or oral fluid (saliva) sample.

  • How do Oral Self-Testing kits work?

    Most people assume that blood is involved in HIV testing. But with ® an oral swab is used for testing and requires no blood. By collecting oral fluid from your gums, you collect fluid similar to that used in blood testing.

    So the Test detects antibodies for HIV, not the virus itself.

  • How does a Blood Self-test work?

    The test uses simple flow-through technology to detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies using a drop of human fingerstick blood. The test does not detect the virus itself. The test dot will only be visible if HIV antibodies are present. The INSTI® HIV Self Test is simple to perform and very accurate, but it will only work correctly if you carefully read and follow the instructions. You may test positive with INSTI® HIV Self Test in as little as 21-22 days after infection, however, it can take as long as 3 months to produce a positive result. A negative result may not be accurate until 3 months after infection.

  • How reliable are HIV self-tests?

    When used according to the manufacturer’s instructions provided, both the blood and oral HIV self-tests are over 99% accurate.

  • If HIV cannot be transmitted through saliva, why use oral fluids (saliva) to test for HIV

    HIV can be transmitted through contact with blood, vaginal and rectal fluids and breast milk from an infected person. HIV is not found and cannot be spread through urine, sweat or saliva. HIV self-tests detect if your body has been previously exposed to HIV. If it has, your body will have produced antibodies specific to HIV to defend itself against the virus. These antibodies can be detected from oral fluids (as well as in blood). The HIV self-test does not detect the actual virus.

  • What should I do if I test HIV positive?

    If you interpret a HIV positive result, it is important that you have this result confirmed by a health provider before concluding that your HIV status is truly positive. You can visit the place you obtained the test kit who can refer you to a health facility or visit any health facility or VCT centre where a confirmatory test will be conducted. A list of sites that can conduct a confirmatory test is available at www.besure.co.ke

  • What should I do if I test HIV negative?

    Remember that it can take up to 3 months after exposure to HIV for a test to detect it. Therefore, if you were exposed to HIV less than 3 months ago, you need to test again after 4 weeks to be sure that your status is truly negative. However, if you have not been exposed to HIV over the past 3 months and you conducted the test as instructed, then it is highly likely a negative result means you do not have HIV. If you continue to be at risk of HIV infection, you should continue to re-test every 3 months. You should also talk to your health provider about other HIV prevention options such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). You can contact a health provider or visit a health facility of VCT centre, or call the one2one toll free hot line number 1190 if you are unsure or need further information.

  • What is HIV and AIDS?

    HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

    Once a person gets infected with HIV, the virus can stay inactive for many years and the person will show no signs or symptoms of infection.

    There is currently no cure for HIV, but there are treatments (ARVs) that interfere with the virus’ growth allowing people to live longer healthier lives. A positive result means treatment is available!

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