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In-Home HIV Test Now Available at Your Local Pharmacy

Fri., Oct. 12, 2012 7:01 AM EST
by Yvette Caslin

For the first time ever, individuals 17 years and older can get their HIV status in the privacy of their home. OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is now available in more than 30,000 retail stores nationwide including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger and Meijer, as well as online at www.oraquick.com.

The maker of OraQuick, OraSure Technologies Inc., received FDA approval of its In-Home HIV Test this past July to sell directly to consumers. What a relief! This eliminates the hassle of securing a doctor’s appointment and divulging your concerns about your HIV status to others. With a simple oral swab, in 20 minutes you’ll receive results.

Even though the Home Test is available over-the-counter, it’s the same test that professionals use for over 25 million rapid HIV tests at hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and physician offices.

For more information, visit www.oraquick.com.

-yvette caslin

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