The INSTI HIV Self Test is similar to the one HIV “rapid test” approved for use in all of Canada’s provinces and territories for point-of-care programs (INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test®and it is produced by the same manufacturerbioLytical LaboratoriesThe INSTI HIV Self Test is similar to other home or selftests, such as a pregnancy test: a person does the test on themselves and sees the result within minutes 

The test checks for HIV antibodies (the body’s reaction to having HIV) in a small drop of blood taken from the finger. It does not test for the presence of the virus itself.  

Read How do I take the test to learn more about how the test procedure works. 

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