HIV Self Test

Mylan HIV Self Test

is one of the world’s only integrated self-test device, providing greater convenience, ease-of-use and infield diagnostic performance when compared to other multi-component HIV test kits.


                 


Mylan HIV Self Test needs only a small drop of blood, obtained from the fingertip using the built-in safety lancet. The test device also incorporates a unique blood collection and delivery system to further simplify the test procedure and eliminate user errors common to other test kits.

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Everything you need to know about how to use Mylan HIV Self Test and what to do with the result.

Video with step by step instructions on how to take the test. Refer the video below:

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MYLAN HIV SELF TEST

The all-in-one Mylan HIV self test greatly simplifies the test procedure, reducing user errors and improving test accuracy. The innovative, user-centered design of Mylan HIV self test removes the need for multiple test components by integrating them into the device platform.


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Know your HIV Status in Minutes. Mylan HIV Self Test is discreet, accurate, and easy to-use. You can perform the test yourself in the privacy of your own home or wherever you feel comfortable. You will be able to read your result in just 15 minutes.

Mylan HIV Self Test is a single use screening test for HIV, but a positive result will still need to be confirmed by your healthcare provider. The test detects HIV antibodies, it may not identify a very recent HIV infection. If you think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 3 months, you should consult your healthcare provider immediately. The usage of this device is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About HIV

What is HIV?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. Infection with the virus results in progressive deterioration of the immune system, leading to "immune deficiency." The immune system is considered deficient when it can no longer fulfil its role of fighting infection and disease. Infections associated with severe immunodeficiency are known as "opportunistic infections", because they take advantage of a weakened immune system.

What is AIDS?

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a term which applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. It is defined by the occurrence of any of more than 20 opportunistic infections or HIV-related cancers.

How is HIV transmitted?

HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal or anal), and oral sex with an infected person; transfusion of contaminated blood; and the sharing of contaminated needles, syringes, surgical equipment or other sharp instruments. It may also be transmitted between a mother and her infant during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

Risk factors

Behaviours and conditions that put individuals at greater risk of contracting HIV include:

  • having unprotected anal or vaginal sex;
  • having another sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and bacterial vaginosis;
  • sharing contaminated needles, syringes and other injecting equipment and drug solutions when injecting drugs;
  • receiving unsafe injections, blood transfusions, tissue transplantation, medical procedures that involve unsterile cutting or piercing; and
  • experiencing accidental needle stick injuries, including among health workers.

Taking the Test

When it comes to HIV, knowing your status is important.

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