Happy HIV Testing Day!

Today is National HIV Testing Day!

One of the coolest new technologies surrounding HIV testing is the….. OraQuick Oral Swab!

That’s right, folks, you can get an HIV test just by swabbing your gum line. For those of you who don’t like to get your blood drawn, this is the perfect way to stay sexually healthy and get tested without it being something to dread.
As an HIV tester, I’ve administered this test dozens of times, and every person I’ve tested was able to swab themselves super easily. The worst part of it was having someone watch them put something in their mouth awkwardly. We all ended up laughing about it afterwards.

Basically, here’s what the testing process looks like:

You sit down, the tester opens the oral swab packet, demonstrates how to swab along your gum line, gives you the test, you swab your upper and lower gum, and then the tester puts the swab into a liquid. Then, you wait about 15-20 minutes for the solution to develop into the swab and you receive your result.

Pretty quick and simple, right? And CCPE always has tests in stock, so you can always get in touch with us and set up an appointment to get tested FOR FREE.

Additionally, Positive Link also has blood and oral swab tests available for free, at their location and at the LGBT center on the IU campus.

So the real question is, if it’s free and accessible, why not get tested?

 

Advertisements

Have a thought, question or opinion on what you read? Share here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s