The same, but different.
The OraQuick HIV Self Test brought to you by BioSure uses lateral flow technology very similar to a pregnancy test, but it detects the specific antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 (not actual HIV)
When your body detects something harmful (like a bacteria or a virus) your immune system starts to produce antibodies. Each type of antibody is unique, and everyone develops them at different rates (see Window Period below)
Like pregnancy testing, you get your own easy-to-read, accurate result while you wait.
Self-testing puts you in charge, so you can test where you want, when you want and with who you want.