To interpret your test result, compare your test stick to the pictures and descriptions on page 7b of your test kit directions.
Whether your results are positive or negative, we're here to help you with what you need to do after you get your results
If it has been at least 3 months since you have had a risk event and you followed the directions carefully, then you likely do not have HIV.
If your test result is negative and you engage in activities that put you at risk for HIV, you should test regularly.
If your result is positive, there are a couple of important things you should do next.
A clinic or healthcare professional must confirm your test result.
For even more information about HIV and what your results mean to you, you can download our complete booklets "HIV, Testing & Me" and "What your results mean to You!"
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In a clinical study, 4,999 people who were unaware of their HIV status were given the OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test to take home and use. The researchers compared the OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test results with laboratory test results performed by a trained professional. The laboratory based results show that a total of 96 people were HIV positive and 4,903 people were HIV negative. The comparison of results was as follows.