What is INSTI® HIV Self Test?

INSTI® HIV Self Test is designed as a single-use HIV test kit that allows you to get results in the comfort of your home and at a time that works best for you. Sample, pour and read your results immediately. It’s that easy.

CE Approved

The INSTI has been marked with CE approval

Easy to Use

Simple design. No timers, no fuss.

Convenient and Discrete

Get results from the privacy of your own home.

Discreet Delivery

Fast and completely discreet delivery

How to Use INSTI® HIV Self Test

INSTI is designed to be a simple and straightforward home HIV test. Follow the below video, or read the step-by-step instructions to learn how to use your test and get the results you need to take control of your health.

Collect Blood

Use the lancet to prick your finger and collect a drop of blood.

Add Blood Sample

Put your blood in bottle 1 and shake it 4 times.

Pour Solutions

Drain the blood into bottle 1. Shake four times well and pour the solution into the test membrane. Wait for the liquid to be absorbed.

Shake bottle 2 four times and pour the contents into the membrane. Wait for the liquid to be absorbed.

Shake bottle 3 four times and add this liquid to the membrane, too.

Information

  • What is HIV and AIDS?

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, the body’s defense against illness. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV and AIDS can’t be cured, but the medications available today help people live normal life spans.

  • How does the test work?

    The test uses simple flow-through technology to detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies using a drop of human fingerstick blood. The test does not detect the virus itself. The test dot will only be visible if HIV antibodies are present. The INSTI® HIV Self Test is simple to perform and very accurate, but it will only work correctly if you carefully read and follow the instructions. You may test positive with INSTI® HIV Self Test in as little as 21-22 days after infection1, however, it can take as long as 3 months to produce a positive result. A negative result may not be accurate until 3 months after infection.

  • How accurate is the test?

    Diagnostic sensitivity is a measure of how well a test can detect the presence of HIV antibodies. Diagnostic specificity is a measure of how well a test can identify healthy patients not infected with HIV. Studies showed the sensitivity of INSTI to be 100% and specificity, 99.5% or 99.8%. The results are thus extremely accurate and over 99% reliable.