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OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

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OraQuick In-Home HIV Test
1 CT, 1 lbs. Item # 896631

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 activities:

  • Sex (vaginal, oral or anal) with multiple sex partners
  • Sex with someone who is HIV positive or whose HIV status you don't know
  • Sex between a man and another man
  • Using illegal injected drugs or steroids
  • Shared needles or syringes
  • Exchanged sex for money
  • Having been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis or a sexually transmitted disease like syphilis
You can also use this test:
  • If you want to know your HIV status
  • If you are pregnant, test anytime
  • If you are age 17 or older
When 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 you
  • If today is after the expiration date on the outside of the box
  • If you are age 16 or younger

This item is FSA (Flexible Spending Account) eligible.


  • A positive result with this test does not mean that you are definitely infected with HIV, but rather that additional testing should be done in a medical setting
  • A negative result with this test does not mean that you are definitely not infected with HIV, particularly when exposure may have been within the previous 3 months
  • If your test is negative and you engage in activities that put you at risk for HIV on a regular basis, you should test regularly
  • This product should not be used to make decisions on behavior that may put you at increased risk for HIV
*Customer reviews and ratings solely reflect the views and opinions of the individual contributors and are not created or endorsed by CVS Pharmacy. Please review the product labeling and consult with your doctor with any health or medical questions.

What Is OraQuick In-Home HIV Test?

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is a diagnostic test approved for home use that screens for HIV-1 and HIV-2 in oral fluid. OraQuick In-Home HIV Test delivers your results in 20 minutes, right in the privacy of your own home.

How Does OraQuick Work?

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test works by looking for the presence of HIV antibodies in your body. It is important to know that you should not use OraQuick In-Home HIV Test sooner than 3 months after a risk event, as it takes your body up to 3 months to produce HIV antibodies at levels that the test is able to detect.

How to Use OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is designed to be user-friendly. To use, simply swipe the swab that comes in the package along your upper gums one time and then again along your lower gums one time. Then, place the swab into the provided test tube and wait for your results. For full directions, please refer to the packaging on the test. If you have questions or concerns about using the test, you should contact the manufacturer’s support line or ask a healthcare professional.

How Accurate is OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is approved by the FDA for home use and is adapted from a clinically proven, FDA-approved test that has been in use since 2004. If you have questions or concerns about your results, you should contact a healthcare provider for guidance.

How Much Is Oraquick?

While pricing can vary, OraQuick In-Home HIV Test typically costs around $35.00 – $45.00. Because OraQuick delivers results right away at home, there is no additional lab fee associated with the product.

Where to Buy OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

You can buy OraQuick In-Home HIV Test at most CVS stores and online. You do not need a prescription to purchase the test.

Is There Anything Else I Need to Know?

Before taking OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, you should read the directions that come with the test very carefully. Make sure not to eat, drink, or use any oral care products (such as mouthwash or toothpaste) within 30 minutes of starting the test. You should also be aware that HIV testing can be an emotional experience. If you are having a lot of anxiety about testing, make sure that you have adequate support. In some cases, it may be more beneficial to test at a doctor’s office or clinic rather than at home. Regardless of where you test, you should schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to follow up, especially if your results are positive.

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