How do you use OraQuick HIV self test?
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. HIV antibodies from oral fluid are collected through the swab.
When should I use OraQuick?
The OraQuick test should only be used to test for HIV, and should not be used for other purposes. If you need to be tested for pregnancy or for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or other infection, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider. He or she can help you get tested.
Should I brush my teeth before OraQuick?
Eating, drinking or brushing your teeth prior to testing can affect results, so refrain from these activities for at least 30 minutes before taking the test.
Are 2 OraQuick conclusive?
Your negative OraQuick HIV test at two years is accurate, definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV-antibody tests are considered conclusive when taken anytime after (even many years later) the seroconversion window period (usually defined as the first three months after exposure).
How soon can I take an OraQuick HIV test?
The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test can give you accurate results 3 months from exposure. Most people will develop antibodies to HIV within this period of time. If you test within 3 months of possible exposure and the result is negative, you may want to repeat the test at least 3 months after the possible exposure.
Which HIV tests are the most accurate?
ELISA Test for HIV. ELISA test for HIV is the first and the most basic test done to detect HIV. It is considered as one of the most accurate and inexpensive tests.
How accurate is a home HIV test?
Oral tests suffer from slightly lower sensitivity (something like 93%). The most accurate type of home HIV tests are blood tests. For example, the iCare HIV blood test kit has a sensitivity of over 99.8% and specificity of over 99.8%.
How to take a HIV home Test?
For the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test: Swab the inside of the mouth. Place the swab in a tube with a developing solution . Results are available in 20 minutes. If one line appears, the test is negative. Two lines mean that a person may be positive.