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[Video] OraQuick home HIV tests now available


For those wanting to learn their HIV status in the comfort of their own homes, the FDA-approved OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is now available online and next week will be available in 30,000 retail stores across the U.S.

The OraQuick test now available over the counter is the same test physicians and other trained professionals have been using that includes taking a swab from the inner mouth and testing it for HIV with results known in about 20 minutes. The test was approved by the FDA on July 3.