Updated on 19 October, 2021
HIV Home Testing is the most recommended way to ensure you are positive, or have no antibodies in your blood that can trigger an immune response that will cause AIDS. However, you must know the correct way to conduct this self-diagnosis test. By the end of this article, I hope that you will be better informed on how to do this at home.
When we use the terms home testing and HIV home tests, there is no confusion as to what it is all about. These are both terms used to refer to the same procedure. This procedure is also referred to as a viral sensitivity test or a DNA probe test. The main differences between these two terms is that home tests only require a home access to a DNA collection kit and a home HIV test requires an actual HIV antibody test.
To run a home test kit, you will need a home test kit. The kit should include instructions for proper storage of the results, a lancet or blister pack for collecting samples, and an instructional booklet for performing the test properly. There are a number of companies selling DNA collection kits. Some of the top names in the industry include eHarmony, ancestry genetics, and DNA blood tests. You can find these companies online.
The next thing you need to know about doing an HIV home testing is where to get a sample or a blood test from a local health department in your area. In fact, there are now HIV antibody tests and DNA probe tests that can be purchased online from various companies for as low as $20 per kit. In addition, some local health departments conduct a random HIV testing instead of conducting a special ordered home testing. For this you may need to visit your local health department.
When you do an HIV home testing, you will need to collect a sample of your blood at home. This is usually a small bottle of blood or a small draw from a vein. There are many different companies that offer DNA collection kits for HIV testing. However, if you choose a company online be sure to check their reputation and see how long they have been in business. Companies that have been around longer than a couple of years are usually the most reliable and trustworthy ones.
Once you have your blood collection completed, you will need to get back home and wait for the results. Depending on the company offering you DNA collection or DNA probe tests, this could take up to several days. You should not expect immediate results. Keep in mind that the longer the length of time between your last sexual contact with a partner and your HIV test results, the more likely that the test results could be negative.
If your results come back positive, then you will need to decide which route you would like to take. It is important to note that it is not a good idea to join a home based testing program that offers free trials. This is because most of these companies will try to sell you a second test after the first one has failed, in an attempt to get you to pay for their program.
To save money and to find out if you have been tested for HIV you can do the HIV test at home yourself. These days there are many different resources available to give you information and assistance. Most of these sites offer a money back guarantee and a way for you to receive an HIV test kit. You can also join a couple of HIV support groups in your area to get the information you need. No matter which route you take to complete the HIV test at home, the important thing is that you are able to find out if you are infected or not.