From April 2014 it has been legal to sell HIV/HCV self-testing kits in the UK. Rapid self-testing kits gives you the result within 10 minutes, without anyone else being involved. Depending on the BBV kit you purchase, the test will tell you if you have tested positive or negative for antibodies. A positive result will need to be confirmed with an intravenous blood test.
You should get tested if you think you have exposed yourself to risk, eg, if you have had sex without a condom with someone whose HIV and Hepatitis C status is unknown to you, or if you have shared injecting needles or drug equipment.
If you are a sexually active and share drug equipment, it is recommended to have an HIV and Hepatitis C test at least once a year, and more regularly if you have unprotected anal sex with new or casual partners. HIV/HCV tests are also recommended as part of a routine sexual health check-up.
The kits are highly accurate and in testing have proved 100% correct. Since nothing is ever 100% we use a percentage accuracy of 99.99%.
Despatch is normally done on the same day of ordering and sent by first class postage.
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