Warnings & Precautions

The OraQuick HIV Self Test brought to you by BioSure may not detect HIV infections that have occurred within the last 3 months.

The OraQuick HIV Self Test is simple to perform and extremely accurate but only if you perform the test correctly. It is essential you carefully read and follow all of the instructions.

The OraQuick HIV Self Test must be stored at room temperature, but not above 30°C as this will affect the test performance. Do not store in direct sunlight or above a radiator.

The OraQuick HIV Self Test is not suitable if you are receiving active antiretroviral treatment (ART).

The OraQuick HIV Self Test should only be used to work with a human oral fluid sample.

Wash your hands and ensure they are clean and dry before starting the test.

Ensure the environment where you will perform the test is light and bright so you can perform your test and read the results easily.

Before opening your OraQuick HIV Self Test pouch check that it is not damaged. Do not use your test if the pouch is torn or perforated in any way. Please phone 0845 222 0012 or contact us via our contact form.

Before using your OraQuick HIV Self Test, check that the expiry date of the test has not passed.

Do not open the OraQuick HIV Self Test pouch until you are ready to perform the test.

You will need a timer. 

Do not read your test result after 40 minutes of performing the test.

The OraQuick HIV Self Test is a single use, disposable IVD test device. (IVD means In Vitro Diagnostic device, a diagnostic test that is performed outside of a living body).

If your result is positive you should contact your local sexual health clinic or healthcare professional who will perform a confirmatory HIV test and provide advice.

If your test is negative it does not mean you are definitely not infected with HIV, especially if your exposure may have occurred within the past 3 months. If you engage in activities that increase your risk of exposure to HIV you should test regularly.