If you’re curious about the status of your own health and want to know whether you have HIV or not, home testing kits in Australia are a good way to find out. These can be purchased online and sent off to a laboratory for results.
This is different from the rapid HIV tests that are offered at clinics around Australia, which provide results within 20 minutes.
The home HIV test is more commonly used by people who have trouble getting to a clinic. This is because the results can be delivered to your home within one day, but it’s much more expensive than the rapid tests that are offered at clinics.
A typical home test costs $200-$300 and has an accuracy rate of about 95 percent (in comparison, most mobile units available in Australia have an accuracy rate of around 60 percent).