Dr Greg’s HIV AIDS Home Self Testing kit
- Just 3 simple steps, with instant results in just 10 minutes.
- No questions. No labs. No waiting.
- CE Marked Self Test.
- Home Testing
- Confirm your HIV/AIDS status privately
Dr Greg’s HIV AIDS Home Self Testing kit
Dr Greg’s HIV AIDS Home self Testing Kit – Confirm your HIV AIDS status privately at home by yourself with no hassle.
Prevent being infected and unknowingly spreading the Virus, do an easy 10 minutes test with Dr. Greg HIV AIDS test kit. Instant result in 10 minute
How does Dr Greg’s HIV AIDS Home Self Testing kit work?
Dr Gregg’s HIV test detects specific antibodies for HIV in your blood sample.
Our HIV Self Test is clinically proven to be extremely easy to use. It is 99.7% accurate and gives you an easy-to-read result in just 10 minutes. The test requires a fraction of a drop of blood, in fact, it’s less than a pinprick – that’s 8-20 times less than other brands!
Our HIV Self Test puts you in charge and allows you to discreetly determine your HIV status at a time and a place that is convenient for you. It\’s like a pregnancy test, but different.
How accurate is my Dr Greggs HIV Self Test?
Our test is proven to be effective at diagnosing HIV and CE marked for consumer use.
Extensive research has shown that our test has clinical sensitivity of 99.7% (ability to show the correct result if you do have HIV) and a proven clinical specificity of 99.9% (likelihood to show the correct result if you do not have HIV). And usability tests have shown that 97% of people are able to use our test correctly and understand the results.
What is HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system of an infected individual. If untreated, HIV infection can result in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This is the term used to describe the reduced ability of the immune system to fight infections and illnesses, leading to life-threatening complications. However, people who are HIV-positive but receive treatment on time are likely to remain healthy with normal life expectancy.
How can I catch HIV?
HIV can be transmitted sexually and non-sexually through the exchange of bodily fluids. These include:
- Pre-cum (the fluid that the penis produces for lubrication before ejaculation)
- Vaginal fluids, including menstrual fluids (period blood)
- Breast milk
- The mucus found in the rectum.
Unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person could also transfer to virus, including vaginal, anal or oral contact. Acquiring or passing on HIV through oral sex is possible but rare.
HIV cannot be transmitted by air, water, insect bites, saliva, tears or sweat. The virus also cannot be passed through healthy, unbroken skin.
You can find out more about HIV transmission here.
What are the symptoms and signs of HIV?
Signs of an HIV infection may not always be present in the early stages after exposure. If symptoms are present, they can occur in the first four to six weeks following infection and include flu-like illnesses, sore throat and swollen glands. This is usually when your body has begun the ‘seroconversion process’. Seroconversion is where your body tries to counteract the virus by producing antibodies.
Following this phase, symptoms can clear for up to 15 years. However, during this time you are still infectious, and the virus is still causing harm to your system. If the infection remains untreated, you will become more susceptible to other infections including bacterial, viral or fungal diseases.
As HIV advances in the body, symptoms of a weakened immune system start to appear.
Common symptoms include:
- Unintentional weight loss
- Chronic diarrhoea
- Recurrent infections, such as chest infections
- Skin rashes, especially on the face, genitals or anus
- Increased Herpes ulcers or thrush infections on and around the mouth and genitals
- Sweats, especially at night
- Unusual tiredness
- Nausea or loss of appetite
- Swollen lymph glands in the neck, groin or armpits.
If you have these symptoms and think that you may have been at risk of HIV at any time, then it is advisable to get tested. You may have been at risk of HIV if you have had any unprotected sex with different partners, shared injecting equipment when using recreational drugs or steroids, or if you have taken a blood transfusion outside of the Nigeria.