Today, HIV rapid tests are available everywhere. They are used at any doctor’s clinic, medical centers, and other health facilities. There are even some that are sold online.

Do you wonder if those things are reliable? How accurate are they? Should you use them to test for HIV?


The rapid HIV tests that you can avail of at health care clinics and facilities can tell you whether you have HIV or not in less than half an hour. A person from the medical field will be there to help you all throughout the whole testing process. 

The HIV test kits available online, on the other hand, have varying feedbacks from their consumers. Some of them are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies that claim that these are for real. The test kit contains some sort of a manual where you can read the instructions on how to proceed with the test. Most of these will require samples of certain body fluids (urine, saliva, etc.), and you can wait for the result in about a week. If you are uncertain with doing it on your own, you can ask the assistance of a trained medical person.


Even though home HIV test kits or rapid HIV test kits have earned varying opinions from people, many still use them because of the privacy they are able to provide patients. At first instinct, individuals who think they are HIV positive will not want the whole world to know that they have the disease. They want to be spared from all the humiliation and embarrassment of being caught in waiting in a hospital corridor to get an HIV test.


Undoubtedly, HIV is something that we should not just take no notice of. It is an issue that encompasses a big sector of the society. It has been around for so long now. HIV awareness should be raised so that people will know how and why to prevent it.