HIV OraQuick Self Test
OraQuick is the first FDA-approved oral swab in-home test for HIV-1 and HIV-2. It’s an oral swab test that doesn’t require blood. It’s completely private. And it’s based on the same HIV test that healthcare professionals have used since 2004.
With the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, you can take the first step toward learning your HIV status. Find out in just 20 minutes in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The results are completely confidential.
OraQuick is painless. It uses an oral swab to test for your body’s response to fighting the HIV virus. No blood required. Healthcare professionals have used oral tests for HIV since 2004.
Ready for the test? Here is your checklist
Do not eat, drink or use oral care products (such as mouthwash, toothpaste or whitening strips) 30 minutes before starting this test. Remove dental products such as dentures or any other products that cover your gums.
Find a quiet, well lighted place where you can be for at least 20 minutes. Always use the directions in the test kit to help read your results correctly.
If you use glasses to read, you will need them for taking this test. Please make sure you have read the information on the back of the outer carton box.
Make sure you have a timer, watch or something that can time 20 to 40 minutes.
It may be helpful to have access to a phone to speak directly with a support person.