The INSTI HIV Self Test® has a built-in control dot to show that the test has been performed correctly and that you have added the proper sample type and amount of blood sample. If the control dot does not appear (invalid test result), your test has not worked. It is not possible to draw conclusions from this result and you will need to perform another test. In the event of repeated invalid results, consult a doctor.  

Be sure to visit our Pre and post-test counselling pages to learn about what you can do after you test, depending on your results, and our Care pathways pages for more information about services available for HIV care and prevention near you.  

If you are a participant of the I’m Ready research program, our peer navigators are also available to support you after you test through our I’m Ready, Talk secure telehealth service. 

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