Ark-La-Tex (KMSS) — People who don't want to have an HIV test done at the doctor's office or hospital now have another option for the test.
Ora-Quick, a fully at-home HIV test, is now available at local Walgreen's and CVS for about $40.
While this is a great option for a preliminary test, the Philadelphia House warns against using it as the only test. They hope that people who test positive on the Ora-Quick test will follow up at a clinic or hospital, are the test isn't a hundred percent accurate.
The test has a three month waiting period, so people must wait 3 months after having unprotected sex before the test can be administered. Eating or using any mouth products like mouthwash, gum or mints could also cause a false result, so it is important to read the directions before administering the test.