How To Use
For complete instructions, refer to the testing materials and package insert provided with the test kit.
Step 1: Swab
Place the flat pad above the teeth against the outer gum. Gently swab completely around the outer gums, both upper and lower, one time around, using the Flat Pad.
Step 2: Insert
Insert Flat Pad of device into the bottom of Developer Vial.
Start timing the test, 20 minutes.
Step 3: Read
Pink fluid will travel up to "T" and "C" result window. Fluid disappears as the test develops. Read at 20 minutes. **Read results after 20 minutes but not later than 40 minutes.
How to Take the Test
In addition to the step-by-step instructions included with your OraQuick HIV Self-Test, our video can help guide you through taking the test in a few short minutes.
Results in 20 minutes!
Follow the test directions carefully to get an accurate result.
Do not eat or drink for at
least 15 minutes before you start the test.
Do not use mouth cleaning
products 30 minutes before you start the test.
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Worried about your HIV self
test results? Questions about HIV self testing, HIV or AIDS? Reach out to
the NHS Sexual Health helpline: 0300 123 7123.
For comprehensive guidance on testing instructions and interpreting OraQuick HIV Self-Test test results, refer to the directions provided with your in-home kit. Post-exposure detection of HIV may take up to three months, known as the window period, in which antibodies to the virus are developed. Testing during the window period may produce negative results. With a positive result and if the results are inconclusive, seek additional testing in a medical setting.