Since September 29, 2018, HIV self-tests have been available over the counter in Germany.
By means of a HIV test you can find out whether you got infected with HIV. The self-test offers the possibility to test yourself, e.g. at home. To do this, you just take a small blood sample from your fingertip and you will obtain a result within a few minutes.
However, please note the following:
You are not sure whether your HIV self-test is the right one for you? You have already done a HIV self-test and are unsure if you have done it correctly or how to evaluate the result? Please call on a counselling center and get information about the HIV self-test. Look here for the next counselling center.
In order to provide future self-test users with reliable information, the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medicinal Products, the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), has developed a portal for users. This portal contains the following elements:
Please go to pei.de for this portal.
The Robert Koch-Institut, Federal Institute for disease surveillance and prevention, compiled a short description about HIV self-tests. See rki.de.