Self-test for HIV


From the end of Octo­ber, we will be offe­ring a self-tes­ting kit for HIV at a pre­fe­ren­tial price of € 20 in the Hannöver­schen AIDS-Hilfe e.V.
This can be purcha­sed here and used at home, but you can also test yours­elf here on site in the com­pany of a con­sul­tant. The indi­vi­dual risk is cla­ri­fied with the con­sul­tant before the test. During the test we pay atten­tion to the cor­rect exe­cu­tion, but we are not allo­wed to lend a hand our­sel­ves. And of course we will con­ti­nue to help with advice and help, wha­te­ver the test result will be.

What is an HIV self-test?


An HIV self-test is an HIV test that is easy to do yours­elf, for example, at home. Some blood is remo­ved from the fin­ger­tip and pla­ced in a test device. To do this, you have to stab with a lan­cing device in the fin­ger­tip (leave). The HIV self-test indi­ca­tes the result after about a quar­ter of an hour. Like other com­mon test methods, the self-test does not detect HIV direc­tly but anti­bo­dies to the virus. Atten­tion: The anti­bo­dies will form after some time. The­re­fore, the test can only rule out after 12 weeks that an infec­tion has occur­red. The result “HIV-nega­tive” is only reli­able when the pos­si­ble trans­mis­sion is twelve weeks ago. The test can often prove an exis­ting HIV infec­tion ear­lier.


How safe are the self-tests?


Accord­ing to the manu­fac­tu­rer, the HIV self-test “Exacto HIV Test” offe­red by us has a sen­si­ti­vity of more than 99% and is pro­vi­ded by Deut­sche AIDS-Hilfe e-V. recom­men­ded. The app­li­ca­tion is very simple, you only need one drop of blood.

Test coun­sel­ling:

Phone: 0511 / 19411

Mon­day 10AM – 12AM

Diens­tag 10AM – 4PM

Mitt­woch 10AM – 4PM

Don­ners­tag 12AM – 4PM

Pro­jekt­lei­tung

Jür­gen Maaß
Tele­fon: 0511 / 360 696 16
 
 

Ärzt­li­che Lei­tung

Dr. Nor­bert Schlote
Dr. Tho­mas Neiße (Stell­ver­tre­tung)