First and Only In-Home Rapid Oral HIV Test Now Available to Consumers Across the U.S.
A Major Breakthrough in the Fight Against HIV — the OraQuick(R) In-Home
HIV Test Now Can Be Purchased at Retailers Nationwide and Online
OraSure Technologies,Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR) today announced the availability of the OraQuick(R) In-Home HIV Test at retailers nationwide and online, making it the
first rapid infectious disease test ever to be made available directly
to consumers for in-home use. To mark the launch, the Company is
collaborating with a high profile celebrity as part of an ongoing
awareness campaign on the importance of knowing your HIV status.
Details on the campaign will be shared on a national media webcast on
Wednesday, October 10th at 3 p.m. ET.
“For the first time ever, individuals now have access to an in-home
rapid oral HIV test — the same test healthcare professionals have used
and trusted for years — that will empower them to learn their HIV
status in the comfort and privacy of their own home,” said Douglas A.
Michels, President and Chief Executive Officer of OraSure Technologies.
“This is a tremendous breakthrough in our fight against HIV and AIDS.”
The OraQuick(R) In-Home HIV Test detects antibodies to both HIV-1 and
HIV-2 with an oral swab, providing a confidential in-home testing
option with results in as little as 20 minutes. The in-home test is an
over-the-counter version of OraQuick ADVANCE(R), an oral swab rapid
test with more than 25 million units sold in the professional market,
including doctors, hospitals, clinics and other trained professionals.
The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is now available nationwide at more than
30,000 retailers and online and at OraQuick.com.
To ensure optimal support for individuals using the OraQuick(R) In-Home
HIV Test, OraSure is making available specialized resources including
live support and comprehensive referral services 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, every day of the year, through a toll-free support center
and comprehensive consumer website. The OraQuick(R) Support Center is
staffed with highly trained, bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
representatives who are available by telephone at 866-436-6527 to
answer questions about HIV/AIDS and using and interpreting the test.
They also provide referrals to follow-up and care, and they can also
take orders for the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test. Additionally, the
product website provides access to resources and referral to follow-up
counseling, confirmatory testing and medical care.
Visit OraQuick.com for more information.