When should I test after last high-risk sexual behavior?
The time between one infection and when a test can reliably detect that infection is window period. Different STIs have different window periods, and it depends on test methods. These four STIs (HIV, HBsAg, TP and HSV-2) have window periods up to 12 weeks. Although encouraging, a Negative result may not be accurate until 12 weeks after possible infection in case the person has not yet made antibodies. You can perform this test 4 weeks later since your last high-risk sexual behavior, and should check every 4 weeks until 12 weeks.
How accurate is the staysafe® 4-in-1 STI Rapid Test?
Beyond the window period, the sensitivity and specificity of staysafe® 4-in-1 STI Rapid Test are as below:
Caution: staysafe® 4-in-1 STI Rapid Test will only give preliminary results. It cannot be used for diagnosis of infections.
If your result indicates HBsAg/TP/HSV-2 Positive, you should consult a healthcare professional as soon as possible. Do not take medication without prescription, as it may cause serious health problems to you and your partner. You may seek help from a nearby Social Hygiene Clinic (Male) or Social Hygiene Clinic (Female).