Most people assume that blood is involved in HIV testing. But with OraQuick an oral swab is used for testing and requires no blood. By collecting oral fluid from your gums, you collect fluid similar to that used in blood testing.
So the OraQuick Test detects antibodies for HIV, not the virus itself.
You just gently swipe the test swab along your upper gums once and your lower gums once. Then you insert the swab inside the test tube provided and get your results in just 20 minutes.