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:
This item is FSA (Flexible Spending Account) eligible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can buy OraQuick In-Home HIV Test at most CVS stores and online. You do not need a prescription to purchase the test.
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.