Warnings & Precautions
Sometimes people with HIV are described as people with AIDS, this is not correct. You can have HIV without having AIDS, with an early diagnosis and correct treatment people can live long lives with HIV without ever developing AIDS.
BioSURE HIV Self Test may not detect HIV infections that have occurred within the last 3 months.
BioSURE HIV Self Test is simple to perform and extremely accurate but only if you perform the test correctly. It is essential you carefully read and follow all of the instructions.
BioSURE HIV Self Test must be stored at room temperature, but not above 30C as this will affect the test performance. Do not store in direct sunlight or above a radiator.
BioSURE HIV Self Test is not suitable if you are receiving active retroviral treatment (ART).
BioSURE HIV Self Test will only work with a sample of whole human blood.
Wash your hands and ensure they are clean and dry before starting the test.
Ensure the environment where you will perform the test is light and bright so you can perform your test and read the results easily.
Before opening your BioSURE HIV Self Test foil pouch check that it is not damaged. Do not use your test if the pouch is torn or perforated in any way. Please phone 0845 222 0012 or contact us via our contact form.
Before using your BioSURE HIV Self Test, check that the expiry date of the test has not passed.
Do not open the BioSURE HIV Self Test foil pouch until you are ready to perform the test.
You will need a timer.
Do not read your test result after 1 hour of performing the test.
BioSURE HIV Self Test is a single use, disposable IVD test device. (IVD means In Vitro Diagnostic device, a diagnostic test that is performed outside of a living body).
To dispose of your BioSURE HIV Self Test please place all of the components back in to the box and place the box into the opaque disposal bag included. The bag can then be sealed to help protect your privacy and thrown away with your normal rubbish.
If your result is positive you should contact your local sexual health clinic or healthcare professional who will perform a confirmatory HIV test and provide advice.
If your test is negative it does not mean you are definitely not infected with HIV, especially if your exposure may have occurred within the past 3 months. If you engage in activities that increase your risk of exposure to HIV you should test regularly.