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OraQuick HIV Self-Test

1.Over 99% accuracy*

2.Same technology used by healthcare professionals

3.Results in 20 mins

4.Oral swab test - no blood required

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OraQuick HIV Self-Test was the only HIV Self-Test that uses oral fluid as sample available on the market with WHO prequalification (till 20/11/2019). POTUS Medical (HK) Ltd. is the sole agent of OraQuick HIV Self Test Hong Kong and Macau. POTUS also supply HBV, HCV, TP and HBsAg rapid self-testing. If you faced technical problem or need more support, please call +852 3990 0864.

*World Health Organization. (2017). WHO Prequalification of In-Vitro Diagnostic Public Report (Report No. PQDx 0159-055-01). 
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HIV Self-Test Kit Contents


(1) Divided Pouch (5X4-0004)

(2) single use Test Device

(3) Developer Solution Vial

(4) Preservalive

(5) Instructions for Use

(6) Test Stand

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You must follow the test directions carefully to get an accurate result. Do not eat or drink for at least 15 minutes before you start the test or use mouth cleaning products 30 minutes before you start the test. 

WARNING: If you are on HIV treatment (ARVs) you may get a false result. 

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Pouch contains: test kit, test stand and instructions for use. 

Your test kit contains two pouches.

Tear open the pouch containing the tube.

DO NOT pour out the liquid. DO NOT drink.

Remove the cap.

Slide the tube into the stand.

Tear open pouch containing the test device and remove. DO NOT touch the flat pad with
your fingers. DO NOT eat or swallow the preservative.

Press the Flat Pad firmly against your gum and swab it along your upper gum once (fig. 1) and your lower gum once (fig. 2).

Put the flat pad all the way into the tube until it touches the bottom. 

LEAVE IT THERE for 20 MINUTES before reading the results. DO NOT read the result after 40 minutes.


Read test results in a well-lit area



No line next to the “C” (even when there is a line next to the “T”), or a red background makes it impossible to read the test, the test is not working and should be repeated.

You will need to obtain another test.



Two complete lines, even if the line is faint, means you may be HIV POSITIVE and you need to seek additional testing.

As soon as possible . . .  Visit your nearest HIV Testing Centre or Health Facility




ONE LINE next to the “C” and NO line next to the “T”, your result is HIV NEGATIVE. 

Seek regular testing. If you may have been exposed to HIV, test again in 3 months. 


You do not know your result or you are unsure of your result. Visit your nearest HIV Testing Centre or Health Facility to test again.


Remove the test stick, put the cap on the test tube and throw away all contents in the normal trash.

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Product hotline
If you have any question on Oraquick HIV Self Test Hong Kong, please call POTUS Medical (HK) Limited, Hong Kong Hotline: +852 3990 0864, Professional consultant will answer your questions.

Support hotlines
For any positive test result, an additional testing is necessary to confirm a preliminary positive result. You may seek support and further consultation from the following hotline and HIV antibody testing services:

AIDS Hotline: +852 2780-2211(Virtual AIDS Office of Hong Kong, Department of Health)

HIV testing services in Hong Kong 

DO NOT GIVE BLOOD for the purpose of HIV testing. If you were recently infected, you might have a negative test result and spread the virus to the blood recipient. For free HIV testing, please call AIDS Hotline of the Department of Health 27802211.


1.What does the test do?

The OraQuick® HIV Self-Test is an in-vitro diagnostic self-test for HIV (HIV-1 and HIV-2) in oral fluid. The test works by detecting your body’s natural antibodies that help you fight infection. A positive result is preliminary and additional testing at a health facility is required to confirm the result as true.  

2.What is a ‘risk event ‘ for HIV?

A risk event is defined by any of the below activities: 

      •  Sex (vaginal, oral or anal) with multiple sex partners

      •  Sex with someone who is HIV positive or whose HIV status you don’t know

      •  Sex between a man and another man

      •  Using illegal injected drugs or steroids

      •  Shared needles or syringes

      •  Exchanged sex for money

      •  Having been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis or a sexually transmitted disease like syphilis


3.How soon after a risk event can I test myself?


You can test any time; if you are using this test earlier than 3 months since a risk event and your test is negative, your result may not be accurate. You should test again 3 months after the risk event to be sure. You can also be tested at a health facility.


4.  Why shouldn’t I use this test right after a risk event?


When you have been infected with the HIV virus, your body tries to fight the HIV virus by producing natural antibodies. These antibodies can be found in your oral fluid. It takes your body up to 3 months to make these antibodies at levels that can be detected by this test.  

5.How accurate is the test?


Ina clinical study, 900 people who were unaware of their HIV status were given the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test to use. The resulls were compared to a 4th generation laboratory lest. The laboratory results show thal a total of 153 people were HIV positive and 724 people were HIV negative, Seven (7) people were excluded from ihe study, The comparison of resulls was as follows:

99.4% of people (152 out of 153) correctly reporled their result as positive. This means thal 1 out of 153 people infected with HIV reported a negalive lest result. This is called a false negalive.

99,0% of people (717/724) correclly reported their result as negative. This means that 7 out of 724 people not infected with HIV reported a positive lest result, This is called a false positive.

In addition, only 1.8% of study subjects (16 out of 900) failed to obtain a test resull.

6.Can { get HIV by using this test?

This test does not contain any materials or HIV virus (hat can cause HIV infection

7.How often should someone test for HIV?


If you have never been tested for HIV, you should be tested at least once. If you do things (risk events) that can result in HIV infection you should be tested at least once per year (World Health Organization recommendation). If you feel you are at increased risk for being infected with HIV, you should test regularly.

8.What does a negative result mean?

A negative result means (hal the test has not delecled any antibodies; however, it may take up to 3 months from a risk event for ihe tes! to delect HIV. If it has been at least 3 months since you had a risk event and you followed the insiructions for use carefully, you likely do not have HIV. If it has been less than 3 months since you had a risk event, wait the full 3 months since the risk event to take the test or go to your health facility,




9.What should | do if | get a negative result?

I you nave not had any risk events within the past 3 months, and you lollowed the Instructions for use carelully, then you are most likely HIV negative. If you did not follow the Instruclions for use carefully, you should take the test again to be sure your result is correct. If you had any risk events in the past 3 months, you could be in he ‘window period’. The window period is when a person has been infected with HIV, but their body has nol made antibodies yel. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV within the past 3 months, you should retest for HIV 3 months following any risk event. If you continue to engage in risk events thal could put you al risk lor HIV, you should test on a regular basis,

10.What does a positive result mean?

A positive resull means thal you may have HIV. Additional testing must be conducted at a health facility to confirm the result.

11.What should | do if | get a positive result?


You need to follow up with a health lacility 10 get additional testing to confirm the result. At that lime your local clinic, doctor, or healthcare professional will discuss the next sleps that need to be taken

12.Can I get an incorrect ‘alse’ negative result with this test?


An incorrect ‘false’ negative result can occur for any ol the {allowing reasons: ® |{ you had a risk event less than 3 months prior to taking the tesl ® |ncorrectly reading test result as negative © Nol following the instructions for use carelully © Ifyou wore dental products such as dentures or any olher products that cover your gums while swabbing your gums © Ifyou are taking an oral PrEP regimen or if you are on HIV treatment (ARV)




13.Can | get an incorrect ‘false’ positive result with this test?


An incorrect or ‘false’ positive result can occur for any ol the following reasons: © Incorrectly reading lest result as positive ® Not following the instructions for use carefully ® Not waiting 15 minules after eating, drinking, or 30 minutes after using oral care products before laking the test © Having received an HIV vaccine © Swiping each gum several times during oral collection

14.Where can | get additional help or care for HIV?

You can gel additional help through a local clinic, doctor, or healthcare professional.




15.Can J use this test if | am taking medicine to prevent HIV (oral PrEP}?


If you are taking oral PrEP for HIV, you may get false result.


16.How can | fell if my test is working correctly?


Ii your tesl is working correctly you will see a line next to the “C” on your test device, if there is no line next to the “C” your test did not work.



17.Can J use this test if | am pregnant?


Yes, if you are pregnanl you can test at anytime

Terms & Conditions - OraQuick HIV Self Test Hong Kong


The kit we are currently shipping has an expiry date of the end of September 2020.

Note that this test can find HIV infections which have been in the body at least 90 days. If you think you have had more recent exposure to HIV you should consider testing again 90 days after exposure.

Exchange Policy

If the test kit purchased from POTUS is faulty, damaged in the post or has any items missing we will exchange the kit for a new one. The request for exchange should be made within 2 months of purchase and proof of the kit problem should be provided by email.

In that case please contact us at +852-3990-0864 or email us at 

Reserves the right of final decision on all related matters.

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