Getting tested for HIV is recommended for all adults and is the only way to tell whether you have HIV for sure. All adults should test regularly especially if they are sexually active or they have a reason to suspect that they have been exposed; from a shared needle for example. You and your partner should also test for HIV if you are planning on having unprotected sex. HIV tests have evolved to be quick, easy and involve minimum discomfort with some tests being painless.
Did you know that you can even test for HIV at home? There are two main kits available in Kenya for self-testing HIV. The OraQuick self-test kit and the INSTI self-test kit. The difference between the two is that the OraQuick kit uses a sample that you collect from your mouth; by swabbing the sides of your mouth. The INSTI kit uses a drop of blood that you collect from your fingertip. Both of these methods are designed to give you relatively quick results with the entire process taking on average 30 minutes. Watch the videos below to learn more details about using the OraQuick and INSTI HIV self test kits.
How to order a home HIV self test kit
Getting a HIV kit delivered to you is now easier and more affordable than never before with MYDAWA online pharmacy. MYDAWA is Kenya’s first registered online pharmacy regulated by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya (PPB-K). By using the MYDAWA website or the MYDAWA mobile app available on Google Play, you can order the OraQuick and INSTI kits from the comfort of your home. Your delivery will be done in 4 to 6 hours within Nairobi at no extra cost and within 24 hours all across Kenya. Both the kits are currently retailing at Kes 150 shillings.
Your order is delivered discreetly at your convenience and in generic packaging. You don’t have to worry about your privacy. We have a team of customer service professionals available seven days a week from 8 am to 10 pm to help you with your orders. Give us a call on 020 521 99 99 or send us a WhatsApp message on 0721 301 448.
If you need more information or counselling on HIV self testing please visit the following links to talk to a health professional.1