What does this test do?
OraQuick is an in-vitro diagnostic home-use test for HIV (HIV-1 and HIV-2) in oral fluid. This HIV test works by looking for your body's response to fighting the HIV virus (antibodies). Use only as an oral test. Do not use this test with blood, plasma, semen, vaginal fluid, urine, sweat, or breast milk. Use this test only as directed.When should I use this test?
This test can detect HIV infection if used 3 months after a risk event. Using this test earlier than 3 months since a risk event may not produce an accurate result. If you test within the first 3 months, you should test again 3 months after the risk event. A "risk event" is defined by any of the below list of activites:Sex (vaginal, oral or anal) with multiple sex partnersSex with someone who is HIV positive or whose HIV status you don't knowSex between a man and another manUsing illegal injected drugs or steroidsShared needles or syringesExchanged sex for moneyHaving been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis or a sexually transmitted disease like syphilisYou can also use this test:If you want to know your HIV statusIf you are pregnant, test anytimeIf you are age 17 or olderWhen should I NOT use this test?Most people feel a little bit anxious when taking an HIV test. But, if you feel very anxious about taking the test, you may want to wait until you are calmer to take it, or get tested by your doctor or local clinic.To make decisions on behavior that may put you at increased risk for HIV.If the tamper-evident seal has been broken or if any of the package contents are missing, broken, or have been opened.If you are HIV positive, or are on treatment or preventive treatment for HIV, this test is not meant for youIf today is after the expiration date on the outside of the box.If you are age 16 or younger.Learn More