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HIV Self Testing Kit HST


The BioSURE HIV Self Test is the original, best-selling CE Marked Self Test. Honestly, no HIV test is easier. 

  • Just 3 simple steps, with instant results in just 15 minutes.
  • No questions. No labs. No waiting.
  • The world’s most accurate at home HIV test.
  • Free Standard Delivery.


How does it work?

Our HIV Self Test is proven to be extremely easy to use. It is over 99.7% accurate and gives you your own easy-to-read result in just 15 minutes. It requires a fraction of a drop of blood, in fact, it’s less than a pin prick - 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.  

What’s in your BioSURE HIV Self Test Box

What's not inside: You'll need something to time 15 minutes  

    Free standard UK delivery is included!

    Orders placed before 2pm Monday-Friday will be dispatched that day, orders received after 2pm or at weekends will be despatched the next working day.

    About the HIV testing window: 4 weeks after exposure about 50% of people have made the antibodies for HIV. By 6 weeks after exposure, this goes up to about 95%, however, some people don't make these antibodies until up to 12 weeks after infection. This is why it is so important not to rely on a negative test result until 3 months after your most recent possible exposure.

    Technical Information:

    The BioSURE HIV Self Test device is a single-use mmunochromatographic in-vitro diagnostic test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1 (HIV-1) and Type 2 (HIV-2) in whole blood. The BioSURE HIV Self Test is intended to be used by untrained lay users as a self-test to aid in the diagnosis of infection with HIV-1 and HIV-2 from samples of fresh, whole blood obtained through a finger stick blood collection technique. The device requires a sample size L. The test result is qualitative and µ of 2.5 binary – either ”Your test result is positive” (positive) or ”Your test result is negative” (negative).

    The test incorporates an in built sample control mechanism which allows the user to determine that the test has been performed correctly. This control mechanism takes the form of a line that will only appear on the test device if the correct test procedure has been followed and the correct type of sample has been applied.

    Suitable for 

    • Use Not suitable for people with a bleeding disorder.
    • Not suitable for use by people under the age of 16 years. 
    • Not suitable for people receiving any form of antiretroviral treatment for HIV.
    • Not suitable for people who have been previously included in an HIV vaccine study.

     Limitations of the test 

    • The BioSURE HIV Self Test will only indicate the presence of antibodies to HIV and should not be used as the sole criteria for the diagnosis of HIV infection. 
    • The BioSURE HIV Self Test may not detect HIV infections that have occurred within the last 12 weeks. 
    • The procedure, precautions and interpretation of results for this test must be followed when testing. be confirmed by a must Positive results  healthcare professional. 
    • You should not take any decision of medical relevance with regard to your condition without first consulting a healthcare professional. 
    • If the test result is negative but clinical symptoms are present, additional testing using other clinical methods is recommended. 
    • A negative result does not at any time absolutely preclude the possibility of HIV infection.

    Helpful tips 

    If you normally wear spectacles to read, you should wear them whilst performing the test and reading the results. 

    It is recommended that you perform the test in a well lit area.

    Before starting the test, wash your hands and ensure that they are clean and dry. 

    Warnings and precautions 

    This test is for use only with human whole blood. 

    Do not use if the foil pouch is damaged in any way (i.e. seal broken, tears, holes, etc.). 

    Do not use if the expiry date printed on the • pouch has passed. 

    Do not open the pouch until you are ready to perform the test.

    Do not read your result more than 1 hour after performing the test. 

    If the buffer solution comes into contact with your eye, wash with a large amount of water. 

    If the eye becomes irritated or painful, contact a healthcare professional. 

    If you mistakenly swallow the buffer solution wash your mouth out with a large amount of water.

    If your mouth becomes irritated or you start to feel unwell, contact a healthcare professional. 

    Handle your finished test and the lancet as if they are capable of transmitting infection.  


    This test can be stored at room temperature (8 to 30°C).

    It can, but does not need to be, stored in refrigerated conditions (2-8°C).

    Do not freeze  

    Do not store above a radiator or in direct sun. 

    This test should be performed at room temperature (8 to 30°C). 

    The test must be used within 1 hour of opening the pouch.