HIV Home Test
The Atomo HIV Self Test is a small cartridge that contains a test strip. The test is a finger prick blood test that only needs a small amount of blood, result will be provided in 15 minutes.
The Atomo HIV Self Test has been shown in laboratory testing to correctly identify 99.6% of HIV negative and HIV positive samples.
Like other HIV tests, the Atomo HIV Self Test may not detect HIV that is recently acquired. For the Atomo HIV Self Test, the window period is three months. This means that the test may not detect HIV that has been acquired in the last three months.
If you think you have been exposed to HIV in the last three months, it is important to speak to a doctor or visit a sexual health clinic.
The Atomo HIV Self Test is a very accurate screening test. Because it is a screening test, getting a positive result does not necessarily mean you have HIV. If you have received a positive result on the self-test, it will still need to be confirmed with further testing by a doctor. You can refer to the support links on this site, or as detailed in the care card that is included in the test.
If you receive a positive result with the follow-up testing, it is important that you speak to a doctor about starting treatment. HIV is a manageable condition, treatment today is very effective and those living with HIV are able to live long and healthy lives.
The Atomo HIV Self Test is a single-use screening test. You can use it only once and it must be disposed of after use
Place the test and all box contents into the discreet disposal bag provided with the test. The bag can then be sealed and thrown away with household rubbish
All deliveries are sent through the Australia Post Express Post service, the Atomo HIV Self Test will arrive in the standard Express Post satchel, with no disclosure of content.
The Atomo HIV Self Test can be purchased from the following clinics
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|General health advice is available 24 hours a day with Health Direct
|1800 022 222
|24 hour crisis support is available at Lifeline
|13 11 14
|ACT    Canberra Sexual Health Centre
|(02) 5124 2184
|NSW    Sexual Health Info Link
|1800 451 624
|NT       Clinic 34
|(08) 8999 2678 Darwin
|QLD    Sexual Health and HIV Service at Metro North
|(07) 3837 5611
|SA       SHINE SA
|1300 794 584
|TAS     Sexual Health Service Tasmania
|(03) 6166 2672 Hobart
|VIC     Thorne Harbour Health
|(03) 9865 6700
|WA      SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters)
|1800 198 205