What is OraQuick HIV Self-Test?
Knowing your status has never been easier. With you in mind, we are proud to bring you the most technically advanced HIV self-test available. You get your own incredibly accurate result in minutes, simply and on your own terms.
- No HIV test is easier. Just a simple and pain free swab of your gums.
- No blood. No labs. No questions.
- Three simple steps. Swipe, dip and you’re done.
HIV is a treatable condition, so the only thing to be worried about is not knowing. There’s no excuse with our simple, quick test.
OraQuick HIV Self Test puts you in charge.
- First approved oral fluid HIV Self Test.
- No blood required, simple mouth swab.
- 20 minutes for an easy to read result.
- Proven accuracy greater than 99.7%.
- Sensitivity greater than 99.9%. (If a person has HIV how often the test will correctly be positive).
- Specificity greater than 99.8%. (If a person doesn’t have HIV how often the test will be negative).
- Has a built in sample control line, which means the control line can only appear if you swab your gums and perform your test correctly. This is the only way you can be confident in your result.
- Can be disposed of in normal household waste.
- CE marked specifically for self-testing.
What is HIV and AIDS?
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, the body’s defence against illness. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV and AIDS can’t be cured, but the medications available today help people live normal life spans.
How does someone get infected with HIV?
HIV spreads through contact with blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluid, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of an infected person. Transmission can occur from unsafe sex.
It can also result from exposure to blood through the sharing of used syringes or needles.
Women living with HIV can pass the virus to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It is also possible to become infected with HIV through a blood transfusion, although this is now very rare.
HIV cannot be passed on from one person to another through casual contact. There is no risk of infection when we share everyday items such as food, dishes, utensils, clothes, beds and toilets with a person living with HIV.
The virus is not spread from contact with sweat, tears, saliva, or a casual kiss from an infected person. People do not become infected from eating food prepared by a person living with HIV. People have not become infected with HIV through insect bites.
What if your result is negative?
Continue to make efforts to stay negative by reducing risks of exposure to HIV, such as practicing safe sex and other prevention methods.
If you believe that you have been exposed in the past 3 months, repeat testing after 3 months.
It is recommended to test every 3-12 months if you are high risk to acquiring HIV.
What if your result is positive?
Go to your doctor or nearest testing facility to receive confirmatory testing. Remember that any HIV self-test is a screening test only and is not a conclusive diagnosis.
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