It’s a kit that you can use to test yourself for HIV at home or elsewhere. There are two kinds:
- HIV postal test (self-sampling)
You take a sample (of blood or saliva) and post it to a laboratory. You will get your result by text (SMS) message or telephone call from a healthcare worker.
- HIV self-testing
You take a sample and don’t send it to a laboratory: instead, you read the result yourself from the testing kit.