- Detects HIV Infection at Home or Workplace
- 1 in 8 Americans are Unaware of Having HIV (CDC)
- FDA Approved, CLIA Certified Laboratory
- Includes a Detailed Report to Review with Your Doctor
- Results Available in Approximately 7-10 Business Days after Sample is Received (99.9% Accurate)
- No Additional Lab Fees, Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping and Post Test Counselling(Optional)
The Home Access HIV Standard Test Kit makes testing for HIV a very convenient, easy and confidental procedure. There is no longer a need to go to the doctor's, wait in long lines and incur high medical charges, when you can conduct this test in your home with those close to you nearby for support. We know this can be a trying time, which is why there are professionally-trained counselors available at all steps of the testing process.
Each kit comes with a detailed instruction booklet designed to help you get through the testing process from pre-test registration, to collecting a blood sample, to shipping the sample to the laboratory, to receiving your results. Plus, only you can access your results, as each kit comes with an eleven-digit access code number granting you and only you access.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- The Home Access HIV Test is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved HIV-1 test system
- Clinically proven to be more than 99.9% accurate
- Anonymous - You are identified only by a code number that comes with your kit
- Help Line - Toll-free telephone support for test and result questions
- Timely - Accurate results in 7 days
The Confidential HIV Standard Test Kit includes:
- One collection kit
- Return postage to the lab
- Test results and laboratory analysis
- Post-test counseling
Sample transit time to the laboratory should not surpass 10 days. If you are shipping from overseas please use a fast method to ensure that the sample is viable.
How does the HIV test process work?
Simply call in to register the anonymous code number included with your HIV test kit. Collect a blood sample by following the instructions in your HIV test kit, then send the sample back to our laboratory. After you send your HIV test sample to us, you can call us back after 3 to 7 days to find out your HIV test results, depending on the kit you purchased.
- When do HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) antibodies appear in your blood?
Antibodies usually appear in the blood between 6 weeks and 3 months. However, in some cases they may not appear for up to 6 months. This is something to keep in mind, as the test cannot detect an infection early. Hence an infection contracted in January may not return a positive result until June
- If I receive a negative HIV test result, can I still be infected?
Yes, this is possible. It takes time for your body to create HIV antibodies, so a recent HIV infection may not be detected and won't show up in the HIV test result.
Is the HIV test anonymous?
We guarantee complete anonymity if you use our HIV test kits. A personal 11-digit code number is included with each HIV test kit that no one except you will know unless you choose to share it with someone else.
- What about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and pregnancy?
If a woman is pregnant, she can prevent or greatly cut down the risk of passing the virus to her unborn child with a prescribed course of treatment during the course of her pregnancy. Pregnant women should also be tested as soon as possible for HIV infection and seek medical attention from a qualified physician if needed.
What is a negative HIV test result?
A negative HIV test result indicates that HIV antibodies were not found in a sample of blood.
- What is a positive HIV test result?
A positive HIV test result meant that HIV antibodies have been found in a blood sample. This indicates that the person whose blood was tested has been infected with HIV and can transmit the virus to someone else.
- What is an indeterminate HIV test result?
This means that a test was not able to determine whether HIV antibodies were in the blood or not. There are a number of medical factors that could cause this, including a person who may be changing from negative to positive. In any case, another test is recommended.
- Who can have HIV infection?
Anyone can be affect with HIV infection. The virus can be transmitted via sexual contact, contaminated needles used to inject drugs, from a pregnant mother to the unborn child and even by breast feeding.
- What is an insufficient HIV test result?
An insufficient HIV test result means that the test could not be done successfully. The most common reason for this is that there was not enough blood available for the HIV test. If you are taking a blood sample for our HIV tests, be sure to follow the instructions correctly.
- Can I receive my HIV test results in writing?
You will need to call to get your HIV test results over the phone first. Once you do this, you may send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a written request including your code number.
- How accurate are your HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) test results?
FDA Approved- Our HIV test kits are certified by the FDA and come with 99.99% accuracy. Our HIV Test Kit comes complete with everything you need to anonymously collect and ship a small blood sample (that you obtain by pricking your little finger) to an accredited laboratory. You get accurate HIV test results, professional HIV counseling and medical or social referrals.
- How do I get my HIV test results?
Simply call us to find out the HIV test results once your test has been processed. You may be transferred to a counselor to discuss your HIV test results but this does not automatically indicate a positive result.
HIV or the human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is a retrovirus that replicates in and handicaps the body’s immune defense by infecting helper T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. HIV is transmitted through direct contact with infected mucous membrane or any of the body fluids, like blood, seminal and vaginal fluids, and also through breast feeding. AIDS itself is not a disease; it is a condition that leads to myriad opportunistic diseases like microbial and viral infections in almost all organ systems including gastrointestinal, respiratory, neurological and cardio-vascular systems and certain forms of tumors that develop due to weakening of immune system. Presence of HIV can be detected by standard ELISA that tests for anti-HIV antibodies (Type IgG and IgM) and the HIV p24 antigen. Nowadays PCR based HIV detection tests are also conducted for preliminary analysis. Most of the government hospitals and dispensaries offer free ELISA checks for AIDS in many developing countries. Many private diagnostic labs also offer services for AIDS detection and post-detection care.