You pay via iDEAL. This method of payment is available to anyone with a Dutch bank account. Paying via iDEAL allows you to make the payment directly from your bank account when you place the order.
The test kit is sent in a white bubble bag (padded envelope) without the sender's name or logo. The package fits in the mailbox.
The test kit is sent via regular mail. For more information, visit www.postnl.nl.
No, we’re currently unable to send test kits abroad. We plan to offer this option soon.
Yes, you can have the test kit sent to a PO Box address.
Opened test kits cannot be returned. If you leave the test kit unopened, you have 7 days to decide if you want to keep it. If you decide to return it, you must request permission to do so via the contact form on this website or by e-mailing info@NoMoreC.nl
No, the C-test isn’t currently available in shops.
You’ll be sent an e-mail when your results are ready. To view the results, log in to NoMoreC.nl with your ID Code, password and the authorization code you receive via Google Authenticator. Then click on “My test results”.
You will receive the results within a week of taking the test.
If you test positive, the NoMoreC.nl webpage will include a referral letter for you to print off. Take this letter to your GP or internist, or to GGD Amsterdam’s STI clinic. He or she will perform another test to confirm the results.
Yes, you can speak to a nursing counsellor about this. Call us anytime between 8.30 am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 020-566 9111, and ask for extension 595 60. We will explain the next steps.
No. No one apart from you can see your results. The laboratory worker who types in the results has only two things: your number and your results. He/she won’t know your name or address.
Yes! Every step in the process is confidential. Everything you type in from the moment you fill in the questionnaire is stored securely under a unique login code (not your name). Our system is hosted on AMC’s servers, and protects your information using the same security measures that AMC uses to protect its patients’ medical records. That means the data is very secure. The envelope containing the test kit is plain white, and is not marked with the sender’s logo. It is impossible, therefore, for anyone to know what it contains.
No, the results are not shared with anyone. If you test positive, you will be able to print off a referral letter to take to your GP or internist.
Yes, it is. The website runs on the AMC’s very secure server. Everything you type in is stored with the same level of security as their patients’ medical records. This ensures that your data is safe and secure at every step of the process, from placing an order to getting the results.
Because taking a test is really the only way to know if you’ve been infected with the hepatitis C virus. And once you know you have hepatitis C, you can get yourself treated as quickly as possible and avoid transmitting it to others.
If you’ve had risky sex, we recommend you wait 14 days before taking the C-test.
Yes, you can. The C-test is an RNA test that checks your blood for virus particles. The C-test can detect new infections even if you’ve had hepatitis C before.
You can keep a C-test for up to a year in a dry place and it will still work.
The C-test costs €25. A subscription costs €80; this buys you 4 x C-tests.
Yes. It is important to have clean hands to avoid contaminating your blood sample. Therefore, you must wash your hands with soap and warm water before pricking you finger for the sample.
No, you mustn’t do that. It’s important to let the drops of blood dry slowly and naturally at room temperature. If you place your card on a radiator (heater) or dry it with a hair dryer, you will damage the RNA, which will make it impossible to detect the virus. If you speed up the drying process, your test results might come back negative even though you have the virus.
You need to disinfect the tip of the finger you are about to prick to avoid contaminating your blood sample. Then you must let the alcohol evaporate completely and ensure that your skin is dry before pricking the fingertip.
To ensure accurate test results, it is important to avoid touching the surface of the filter paper. If you do, you could contaminate the blood sample.
Yes. You must let your blood drops fill all the circles on the card completely. If you don’t, the laboratory won’t have enough blood to do a proper test.
Read the instructions carefully and watch the instructional video. It is important to warm your hands properly before taking the sample. Swing your arms around in a circle a few times and rub your hands together quickly. It also helps to take the sample standing rather than seated.
If this happens, prick a second finger. The test kit contains two blood lancets (for pricking your finger). Make sure your hands are warm before pricking the second finger. Watch the instructional video for tips.
No, you can’t. The lancets are made for single use only. They contain a safety lock to prevent reuse. The test kit comes with 2 lancets. If you need to prick a second finger, use a new lancet.
The NoMoreC Toolbox contains samples of things that you can use to reduce the risk of hepatitis C transmission. Some of the things in the Toolbox may not be relevant to your particular sex life. The toolbox contains a booklet about NoMoreC, a card with instructions for disinfecting your hands and forearms, and a variety of other items. For a complete list of things, go to the homepage and click on “Get yourself a Toolbox”, and then on "Read more".
The Toolbox measures 32.5 cm x 25.5 cm x 10.5 cm. It fits easily into a standard plastic shopping bag, and most men will be able to fit it under an arm.
You can pick up the Toolbox for free at any of the participating locations (maximum of 1 per person). Note that you will be asked for your e-mail address, so that we can invite you at a later date to fill in a questionnaire about your experience with the Toolbox. By filling in this questionnaire, you would be helping us to improve NoMoreC. If you would like to order the Toolbox from NoMoreC’s online shop (maximum of 1 per person), you will only be charged for postage. You will be sent an invitation to fill in the questionnaire even if you order the Toolbox online.
Whether you pick up the Toolbox in person or order it online, you are allowed a maximum of 1. We have assembled 450 NoMoreC Toolboxes in total. We want as many men as possible to get a chance to use the NoMoreC Toolbox. That way as many men as possible will know how to protect themselves against hepatitis C. It is in your interest, too, that this happens: the fewer men to have the bad luck of getting hepatitis C, the smaller the chance of getting it yourself.
You can pick up a Toolbox at any of the participating fetish shops in Amsterdam. Namely: Black Body, Gays & Gadgets, Mr. B, and RoB. You can also ask the HIV counsellor at any HIV treatment centre in Amsterdam for a Toolbox. Maximum of 1 Toolbox per person.
You can order the Toolbox (maximum of 1 per person) from NoMoreC’s online shop. Click on the button marked “Order a Toolbox”. You will only have to pay the € 6.95 postage cost. The information you enter will be carried via a secure connection. The Toolbox will be sent in plain packaging.
Yes, you can. If you think you’re at risk of hepatitis C because of your lifestyle as a gay man, you may order the Toolbox from our online shop (maximum of 1 per person). Note that we can only send the Toolbox to addresses in the Netherlands.
The Toolbox was developed in consultation with members of Amsterdam’s gay community. They told us which items do not need to be in the Toolbox, either because most men already have these items at home or because they’re easy to get. These include such things as all-purpose cleaner and household bleach. They also told us which samples we had to include in the Toolbox, either because these items are less easy to get or because not everyone is sure if what they’ve already got is effective against hepatitis C. For instance, many men don’t know which disinfectant to use. The final selection was made in consultation with professionals. For instance, the Dutch National Centre for Hygiene and Safety (LCHV), which is part of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), researched the available disinfectants to find out which ones were effective against hepatitis C and may be sold in the Netherlands. They also tested them for ease of use and made sure they were fairly easy to obtain. We assembled the boxes with members of Amsterdam’s gay community.
Yes, you can buy or order several things from the Toolbox separately. Go to 'Get yourself a Toolbox' to find out which shops, fetish shops and online shops sell the items separately.
Everything in the Toolbox does something to help you reduce the risk of hepatitis C transmission. It’s easy to see how some of them do this. Where this isn’t so obvious, such as with the disinfectants, instructions are provided. You can see instructional videos about disinfection on NoMoreC.nl/en/everything-about-hep-c/about-hep-c-disinfection.