Let’s get real for a moment. Knowing your HIV status is part of adulting. It’s part of being a responsible member of society. It might not be one of those things you like talking about, but you can’t afford not to stay woke when it comes to your health. With this revolutionary self-test kit, you can do DIY your HIV test at home.
HIV is no longer a death sentence. People who have tested positive for it have gone on to live long and fulfilling lives thanks to antiretrovirals, a healthy diet and a solid exercise regimen.
Thankfully, according to a 2014 study by BMC Public Health, the stigma around HIV in South Africa has lessened and we have come to understand the importance of taking responsibility for knowing our HIV status. Early detection is key – the earlier you know your result, the quicker you can get the help you need.
DIY Your HIV Test
ICYMI, you can totally DIY your test, in the privacy of your own home. The I-Test is an HIV self-test that is available at leading pharmacies or online. If you order it online, it will be delivered in unmarked packaging and your details will be kept confidential.
How It Works
The I-Test comes with clear instructions. You simply click it against your finger and it will take a small blood sample. Side note: it’s virtually painless. The I-Test then analyses your blood and displays a result within 15 minutes.
Don’t know your HIV status yet? Need to take a second HIV test to confirm your result? This is a great place to start.
Remember, always confirm the result of your I-Test with a result from a professional health practitioner, and be sure to get any necessary counselling.
For more information, visit Hivselftesting.co.za.
This post was sponsored by Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
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