Do I need to do self-testing?If you would like to perform a test by yourself discreetly and conveniently, HIV self-testing is your choice. HIV self-testing is a process by which a person who wants to know his or her HIV status collects a specimen, performs a test and interprets the test result in private. Please note that it is only a screening test. Any positive HIV result must be confirmed by laboratory-based testing with a venous blood sample.
AIDS Concern HIV Self-test Support ServiceShall we Talk ? HIV Self-test Support Service is an affordable and private counselling service along with our self-test kits. This is a service for people who cannot do an HIV test at the testing centre and would like to do their own test with some extra help. You may pick wherever you find comfortable to conduct the test. Simply reach out to our qualified counsellors and we would walk you through the whole self-testing process via phone or online call. We would help you get prepared both physically and mentally for the test and answer every question and doubt you might have.
Step 1 Purchase the HIV self-test from our website or health service centre. Opt for the HIV Self-test Support Service when making your order.
Step 2 After your purchase, our staff will give you a call to book you in.
Step 3 Perform your HIV self-test at a designated time with our professional counsellor.
- Pre-test counselling, might include but not limited to: Discussion on reasons and concerns of testing Checking understanding of HIV infection Provide HIV risk assessment based on your sexual behaviours Meaning of negative and positive results Preparation of possible positive diagnosis Information of support Informed consent Provide and explain technical information of the test
- Step-by Step testing instruction
- Post-test counselling and Test result interpretation, might include but not limited to: Follow up on questions raised in pre-test counselling Suggestions on preventive measures More information on HIV/STI Opportunity to ask any related questions
- Linkage to referral service after test (if necessary)