Self-test Kit

HIV self-testing refers to the process by which a person collects a specimen, performs a test and interprets the test by oneself. The test kits used for this study include OraQuick® HIV Self-Test which use of oral fluid as specimen (prequalified by WHO) and autotest VIH® HIV Self-Test which use fingerprick blood as specimen (CE-marked). The accuracy of the two test-kits are similar.

  • The sensitivity and specificity of OraQuick® HIV Self-Test is 99.4% and 99% respectively.
  • The sensitivity and specificity of autotest VIH® is 100% and 99.8% respectively.
  • Sensitivity of a test is its ability to show positive results in infected people. Specificity of a test is its ability to show negative results in non-infected people. For more