OraQuick® HIV Self-Test
The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test is a private and accurate way to test for HIV in the comfort of your own home. It is the same test used by public health professionals globally. The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test offers patients 12 years and older painless HIV testing without the need for blood or needles. The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test uses oral fluid to detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies and is 99% accurate.
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How Oral Fluid Testing Works
Most people assume that blood is involved in HIV testing. But with the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test an oral swab is used for testing and requires no blood. By collecting oral fluid from your gums, you collect the same material collected when doing blood testing. You just gently swipe the test swab along your upper gums once and your lower gums once. Then you insert the swab inside the test tube provided and get your results in just 20 minutes.
The material that is collected by the test is called antibodies. Antibodies are produced by your body as a response to an infection with a virus.The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test detects antibodies for HIV, not the virus itself. There is no risk of exposure to HIV from taking the test.
Rapid HIV tests that use oral fluid are safe and accurate, and they provide quick results. They\’re a good option for people who don\’t like to have blood drawn or their finger pricked. The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test also provides benefits such as convenience and privacy.
Rapid HIV tests that use oral fluid are safer for healthcare workers. The risk of exposure to infectious diseases is much lower from oral fluid than from blood. Contact with saliva has never been proven to result in the transmission (spread) of HIV.
A Name You Can Trust
The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test, manufactured by OraSure Technologies Inc., is the same test that has been used by medical professionals for decades. OraSure Technologies specializes in developing accurate, easy-to-use and versatile tests and technologies that enable medical professionals and patients to make informed healthcare decisions.