Oraquick is a simple, economical rapid home HIV test for the detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in ORAL FLUID – Saliva.
This rapid home saliva HIV test kit puts control into your hands and allows you to conduct an accurate HIV 1/2 test on yourself or your partners in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The test results will appear in almost an instant and is confidential and safe in your hands. The cost of each test is very economical and the rapid test kit is complete, small, durable and portable. Unlike instant home HIV test kits which rely on blood, there are no painful pricks, no needles and no blood is drawn to conduct this test.
Why Rapid Home HIV Test ?
OraQuick is developed by OraSure Technologies, Inc a US based company specializing in rapid test kits and is FDA approved.
The OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test detects antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 20 minutes.
Approved for oral fluid, plasma, fingerstick or venipuncture whole blood specimens. Ideal for both clinical and non-clinical settings.
Greater than 99% agreement with confirmatory Western blot.1
CLIA-waived for oral fluid, fingerstick and venipuncture whole blood and offers the ability to test in non-traditional testing environments, such as outreach programs and mobile testing clinics.
Offers patients accurate HIV testing without the need for blood or needles. Pain-free testing with oral fluid means more people get screened, more HIV positive patients are connected to care and fewer people are exposed.
How To Use
|Step 1 - Collect Step sample.
Swab between the teeth and upper and
lower gum once.
Step 2 – Insert the device into the buffer.
Step 3 - Read between 20 and 40 minutes.
Line in the C Zone
Line in the C and T Zones
What do I do if the test if positive.
Do not be discouraged. Having HIV does not mean that you have AIDS. Seek medical advice and get on to a treatment program. A study by the US Military found that after one year on treatment, 81 percent of patients had their virus suppressed to less than 400 copies. After five years, 85 percent were suppressed. Even eight years after first starting treatment, 82 percent maintained full viral suppression.
For your partner and loved ones, you might be the source of HIV infection, be responsible and get tested in private so that you can take the necessary precautions and lead a quality and active sex life.
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HIV Self Test FAQ:
My HIV test is negative (-). Why do I need to retest?
You need to retest in case you are in the “window period”, the time between exposure to HIV and the presence of detectable antibody to HIV in the blood. This can take from 2 to 12 weeks for the majority of people, and occasionally, as long as 6 months.
What is a false positive HIV test?
Occasionally, a person will get a positive (+) blood test to a disease which he or she does not have. Science has a name for this–”biological false positive”. This is why it is so important that a positive (+) HIV test be followed by more HIV testings by a doctor to confirm whether the person is infected or not.
How does Rapid Home HIV Kits work?
Follow the instructions or the video and take a swab from the top and bottom gums.
How accurate is Rapid Home HIV Kits?
The overall accuracy is 99.8%.
What is the significance of the pink line next to the “C”?
“C” stands for “Control”. The purpose of the control line is to let you know that you have a functional test and that you have performed the steps correctly. If there is no pink line next to “C”, then the test is invalid and should be repeated using another Rapid Home HIV Kits test device.
What do I do with the “Invalid” test?
You will need to re-run the test. Please strictly follow instructions.
May I use any parts of the Rapid Home HIV Kits more than once?
The test device is for one-time use only.
How long may I store the components at room temperature?
Test device, inside its sealed foil packet – until the expiration date printed
on the packet.
Developer solution – 1.5 years
Blood sampling device – 1.5 years
Where can I get information on prevention, treatment and counseling for HIV/AIDS?
Please visit our HIV Information page
Rapid Home HIV Test FAQ:
The Rapid Home HIV test is an at-home USAID approved doctor recommended test that offers over 99.8% accuracy. FDA approval currently in progress. Each home test kit comes complete for home testing. All shipping is prepaid.