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What are in-home test kits HIV?

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There are two available in the U.S. -- blood and saliva. You can buy them at your local store. The Home Access HIV-1 Test System requires a small blood sample that is collected at home and sent to a lab. The user, who may remain anonymous, can get results by phone in three business days. The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test can detect HIV antibodies in saliva, if the antibodies are present (which can take up to 6 months). The user swabs the upper and lower gums of their mouths, places the sample in a developer vial, and can get results in 20-40 minutes. A follow-up test should be done if the result is positive.

From: Pregnancy and HIV Testing WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 5, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 12/5/2017

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The Mayo Clinic

CDC: National HIV and STD Testing Resources.

FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 5, 2017

SOURCES:

The March of Dimes .

The Mayo Clinic

CDC: National HIV and STD Testing Resources.

FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 5, 2017

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