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HIV selftest ("8008")

Ordered yesterday and arrived today. Really easy to perform the test and easy to read and understand the result.

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 Used on 06th July 2016

Arrived after 3 days very easy to use Thanks

 Used on 25th November 2015

I live in Italy and the HIV test here is only available in general blood clinics without any support and takes a few days. And in a foreign language it feels even more intimidating. I would still prefer to go to a specialist clinic but I was impressed with how quickly the test arrived and how easy it was to use. Personally I was reassured by the solid and well-designed packaging. There is no space for confusion. And something as important should not be cheap or confusing.

 Work on 05th October 2015

Hi, thanks for your post Extensive research has proven our HIV self test is extremely accurate when performed correctly, with similar accuracy to a pregnancy test. The control line is a sample control line, so it will only react and become visible if the test is done correctly with enough human blood. • It has a proven clinical sensitivity (if a person has HIV how often the test will be positive) of 99.7%, this means that on average 997 in every 1,000 positive results will be correct. • It has a proven clinical specificity (if a person doesn’t have HIV how often will the test be negative) of 99.9%, this means that on average 999 in every 1,000 negative results will be correct. We have included this in the packaging and on the website so I’m sorry it has not been clear to you. I hope this helps but please let us know if you have any other questions.

 None on 02nd October 2015

Information about the reliability of the test seems unavailable. The publicity says "BioSure HIV Self Test is over 99.7% accurate" but without explaining what this means. That three HIV-free people in every 1000 HIV-free people tested will show up as positive? That results will be indeterminate in 0.3% of cases?

 Used on 21st July 2015

Very easy to test, even when you're shaking as I was! I have learning difficulties and found the instructions easy to follow which is a real necessity with this kind of stuff; often those of us with such disabilities need more guidance than most, so 5/5 to BioSure. Happily, result was negative and my mind was put at rest. As stated in earlier feedback on here, the reassurance given in case of a positive result was a very nice touch. Needs to be legalised in other countries too.

 Used on 15th June 2015

The self test kit arrived very quickly, but I put off using it for a few months! Result: negative. It was nice to be able to complete the test in the privacy of my own home in my own time. Really easy to use with very clear instructions. I agree with the other person's comments here though: the packaging/documentation seems like the most expensive part of the kit! Having said that, I feel it was money well spent in my case. Very good kit.

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