How does the INSTI HIV work independently?
The HIV self-test uses a simple flow-through technology to detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies using blood from a finger. The HIV home test does not recognize the virus itself, but the antibodies. The test point is only visible if HIV antibodies are present. The INSTI HIV self-test is easy to perform and very accurate, but only works if you carefully read and follow the instructions. You can test positive with the INSTI® HIV self-test already 21-22 days after infection, but it can take up to 3 months to get a positive result. A negative result may not be accurate until 3 months after infection.