HIV testing at home
HIV testing at home. A home HIV test is a self-test to determine if you have HIV, which you can do in the privacy of your home. Here is some information about HIV testing at home:
OraQuick In-Home HIV and Home Access HIV-1: These are two test kits approved and approved by the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) for use in HIV self-testing at home. You can use them to test with a saliva or blood sample1.
BioSure HIV Self Test: This type of HIV test is accepted in Europe. You will need 15 minutes for the blood test
Autotest VIH: This type of home HIV test strip is only available in France. You will need blood from your fingertip to determine your HIV status
However, please note that these test kits are not yet widely available in the Vietnamese market, partly due to the relatively high price. Several pilot programs in Vietnam are using the OraQuick test to help people in need of HIV self-testing at home.
How to test for HIV at home:
Oraquick test (sample from oral fluid):
Insert a special tool into your mouth to collect saliva.
Place the instrument in the reagent tube.
Results will be available after 20 to 40 minutes. One line is negative, and two lines are positive.
Biosure test (sample from fingertip blood):
Take blood from your fingertip and use a special paper stick to collect this blood.
Place the paper stick in the special tool.
Wait 15 minutes for results. Two lines are positive, one line is negative
HIV testing at home helps you get results immediately without having to make an appointment with a doctor or go to the hospital. However, compared to a blood test at a medical center, you will need a longer time after exposure to the HIV virus to get more accurate results.Oraquick test is about 99% accurate and specific.
In Vietnam, there are several ways you can get a free HIV test:
Medical centers and hospitals: Some hospitals and medical centers offer free HIV testing. Please check with local health facilities for more details.
Support organizations and programs: There are many organizations and programs that support free HIV testing. In Ho Chi Minh City, you can find voluntary HIV testing and consultation points, such as:
48/52 Ma Lo, Tan Dinh Ward (District 1)
10/3 Luong Dinh Cua, An Khanh Ward (District 2)
Dermatology Hospital, 2 Nguyen Thong (District 3)
396/27 Nguyen Tat Thanh (District 4)
An Hoa Clinic, 958/24K Lo Gom (District 6)
101 Nguyen Thi Thap (District 7)
475A August Revolution (District 10)
2 Nguyen Van Lich (Thu Duc District)
635 Quarter 2, Provincial Road 10 (Binh Tan District)
72/6 Huynh Van Banh (Phu Nhuan District)
53 Vu Tung (Binh Thanh District)
HIV testing at home: Some HIV test kits are recognized and allowed to be used to self-test HIV at home. You can order an Oraquick HIV test kit and it will be sent directly to your home. Best thing? 100% free!
Always take care of your health and get tested regularly for early detection and timely treatment.