Sure Check HIV Self-Test

Convenient, rapid, accurate and discreet home testing kit for HIV

Convenient, rapid, accurate and discreet home testing kit for HIV

Convenient, rapid, accurate and discreet home testing kit for HIV

Knowing your HIV status is important. Getting early treatment can benefit the overall outcome if the virus is in your blood. It also means that you can take precautions to prevent passing it onto others.

Knowing your HIV status is important. Getting early treatment can benefit the overall outcome if the virus is in your blood. It also means that you can take precautions to prevent passing it onto others.

Quick and easy to use

Key Features:

Quick and easy to use

Key Features:

* 100% Sensitivity and 100% Specificity 

(Sensitivity = the ability to detect a true HIV positive sample. Specificity = the ability to detect a true HIV negative sample)

Test for HIV in 3 easy steps

For full guidance on how to take a test please refer to the instructions.

Frequently asked

Frequently Asked

The test detects antibodies in your blood sample that are specific for HIV (not the HIV virus itself) and these antibodies produce the TEST line. A positive result is preliminary and must be confirmed by a healthcare professional.

Examples of risk events can include sex with multiple partners, sex with someone who is HIV positive or whose status you do not know, using illegal injected drugs or steroids, shared needles or syringes and exchanging sex for money

You can test yourself at any time. If you are using this test earlier than 3 months since a risk event and your test is negative, your result may not be accurate. You should test again 3 months after the risk event to be sure. You can also receive testing at your local healthcare facility.

Please refer to the Test Performance section for more details. If you are unsure of your test result, please see a healthcare professional to perform another test.

It is found in the top of the test device. You will need to remove it and place it in the test stand. Please refer to the instructions for use for a pictorial description.

Place the buffer cap with the foil side up so that it fits in the test stand.

The safety lancet is designed for one time use only.

The design allows the blood to be naturally drawn into the tip by capillary action.

The test will start to run when the test device tip is fully pushed into the buffer cap. Confirm pink/purple flow on the test strip. Please refer to the IFU for pictorial description.

This is because the buffer has to run up the test strip contained within the test device.

Stand it up as soon as possible. Verify that the CONTROL line is present after 15 minutes.

If the test has run correctly, the CONTROL line will appear. If the CONTROL line does not appear, your test has not worked properly. Please discard your test and retest with a new device.

A negative result means that the test has not detected HIV antibodies in the blood sample; however it may take up to 3 months from a risk event for the test to detect HIV.

If you have not had any risk events within the past 3 months, and you followed the instructions for use carefully, then you are most likely HIV negative. If you did not follow the instructions for use carefully, you should perform another test to be sure your result is correct. If you had any risk events in the past 3 months, you could be in the ‘window period’. The window period is when a person has been infected with HIV, but their body has not made antibodies yet. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV within the past 3 months, you should retest for HIV 3 months following the risk event. If you continue to engage in risk events that could put you at risk for HIV, you should test on a regular basis.

When a person reads their test result as negative, but the true HIV status of the person is positive.

This can occur if you have had a risk event less than 3 months prior to taking the test, having infection with an HIV-1 or HIV-2 variant that does not elicit antibodies recognized by the test, if you incorrectly read the test result as negative, or if you did not follow the instructions for use carefully.

A positive result means you may have been exposed to HIV.

You need to follow up with a healthcare professional to confirm the test result. At that time your healthcare professional will discuss the next steps that need to be taken.

When a person reads their test result as positive and the true HIV status of the person is negative.

This can occur for any of the following reasons: Incorrectly reading test result as positive, not following the instructions for use carefully, or if you have participated in a HIV vaccine clinical trial.

No, you cannot get HIV from using the test.

At your local clinic, doctor or healthcare professional.

If you are taking oral PrEP for HIV, you may get a false result.

Yes, even if you are pregnant you can test with the SURE CHECK HIV Self-Test.

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