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- What will arrive? Once you’ve ordered your free HIV test, your test will arrive in the mail within a few days. The kits are small and discreet – the box is sent with no identifying markings or logos.
- Is the test confidential? Completely, we will not share your information or use your information for further communications with out your permission.
- Why do I have to be 17 or older? OraQuick’s in-home HIV test requires participants to be 17 or older. If you are under 17 most states including Georgia do not require parental consent to get tested for HIV or seek treatment. For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/law/states/minors.html
- Why should I get tested? The CDC reports approximately 1 in 7 people living with HIV in the United States are unaware and 1 in 51 people in Georgia will be diagnosed with HIV in their life time. The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. The virus often has no symptoms and the longer it is left untreated, the more damage it can do to your immune system and to your health. People receiving proper treatment for their diagnoses can achieve viral suppression.
- What if my result comes back positive? You should make an appointment with your doctor to participant in a confirmatory test. If that test is positive as well your doctor will help establish a plan for further care.
For further information about HIV and the OraQuick in-home HIV test please visit www.OraQuick.com/FAQs