HIV Self-test: Private, Rapid and Free Testing at Home

About

Background

The HIV Self-Test study is conducted by Special Preventive Programme, Department of Health. It aims to explore the feasibility of HIV self-test kit ordering via online platform. It will be last for 9 months, tentatively from 30 September 2019 until 30 June 2020. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Aims

  • Explore the feasibility of logistic operation of ordering HIV self-test kits via online platform;
  • To test the acceptability of HIV self-testing (using oral fluid as specimen)
  • To collect feedback and test the ability of result interpretation by users.

Registration

  • Have to watch a 3 minutes “ HIV self-test” demonstration video;
  • Provide a registered Hong Kong mobile phone number for registration;
  • Consented by entering mobile phone number;

Procedures and notes of ordering

  • Complete the questionnaire for “background information” (personal information is not required)
  • Ordering of self-test kit by e-payment (HK$115.00);
  • Select express delivery location (self-collection)

Perform the test

  • Have to complete a questionnaire after performing the self-test.

Result Upload

  • Receive SMS message notification upon result and photo upload. The result will be validated by DH medical staff.

Payment Cancellation

  • Payment will be cancelled with result uploaded within 14 days and validated.
HIV self-testing flow chart