At-Home Confidential HIV Testing Now Available to Everyone

With the approval of the oral in-home saliva test for HIV, you now have a completely private way to test yourself and to ensure that nobody else knows the results except you. After you swab the inside of your mouth with the attached swab, you place it in a holder and wait for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you can read the results, which should indicate positive or negative. You’re the only one who ever sees the results.The at-home solution doesn’t compromise the confidentiality of your results, but does open you to a little risk of someone discovering that you ordered and took the test. When you order the at-home kit, you have to ship it somewhere and then be there to get the package when it arrives if there’s a possibility that someone else might intercept it. Once you’re done with the test, you have to discard the contents so that someone doesn’t happen across the used test kit and then confront you about the results.By protecting the confidentiality of your test results, we think the OraQuick at-home saliva test is a great alternative to a laboratory test for HIV.

Note that no other “instant” test is currently approved in the US. Those you may see for sale on line are illegal, and thus unregulated, and potentially fake or otherwise unreliable.

MyLabBox offers mail-in tests for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis and Hepatitis C, all of which can be purchased on line, mailed discreetly to your home, and mailed back for reliable lab analysis.


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