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Question: 

I had a risk last year with an escort (vaginal sex, i was too drunk , so i dont remember if a used the condom propperly), and took the INSTI test, on an AHF foundation, is this test reliable, the result was negative, i took it after 6 months of possible exposure, resulting non reactive, can i trust in the test, and in this result?

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the reliability of a home testing kit for HIV. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be high risk (Evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission). Unprotected vaginal sex is deemed as a high risk activity.

At AIDS Vancouver we do not recommend home testing kits as there is no opportunity for counselling and can yield false results.

Recommendation: For conclusive results, refer to a physician for an HIV test.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley