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Americans can now test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS.

That's because the first over-the-counter HIV test has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The OraQuick test uses a mouth swab to detect the presence of HIV in saliva. Tests results are available within 20 to 40 minutes.

The FDA is aiming the test towards people who might not get tested otherwise, but it also adds that the test is not 100 percent accurate.

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