Do you know your HIV status?, Do You wish to Know? Yes/No. You can get to know your HIV status using the OraQuick HIV self-test.
OraQuick is the first FDA-approved oral swab in the test for HIV-1 and HIV-2, It’s an oral swab test that doesn’t require blood.
How reliable is the OraQuick HIV Test? Clinical studies have shown that the OraQuick HIV Test has an expected performance of approximately 92% for test sensitivity
How does it work?
The OraQuick Test detects antibodies for HIV, not the virus itself. 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.
How to Use OraQuick HIV self test
One is required to spend at least 15 minutes without drinking or eating anything before carrying out the test.
The package contains instructions on how the test is done and caters for English, Luganda and some ugandan spoken languages.
The kit also has a bottle that contains fluid used during the test and must be placed on a leveled surface. A is taken between the gum and the lips and then deposited in the bottle.
The results can be ready in 20 minutes, and not later than 40 minutes. If the results are positive it will reveal two red horizontal lines before the letter C (Control) and letter T (Test), written on the kit.
The test if negative will reveal one red horizontal line in front of the letter C. It is neutral if nothing before these two letters shows up, or if there is a long red vertical line.
How do i get a Oraquick HIV Self-Test?
They are provided for free at all HIV help centers, for example, Mildmay on Entebbe Road, Alive in Namuwongo and sold in all drug shops in Uganda.