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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Oraquick HIV Test: For best results, do not drink or eat for at least 15 minutes before obtaining the oral sample. If you have used a mouth cleanser, wait at least 30 mi ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV antibody testing: Please clarify what you are not understanding from our answers. You have been given accurate, timely and free answers to this question. Hiv antibody ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Oraquick: Is approximately 92% for test sensitivity (i.e., the percentage of results that will be positive when HIV is present). This means that one false negat ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Oh, My!!: Oh, my gosh! please don't do that. It may drop your cholesterol value but it will certainly throw other test results off. Intrinsically not healthy.
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Depends: How do you FEEL? At this point, OraQuick will pick up about 90% of HIV infections. Repeating the test isn't the key -- some folks don't get the antibo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: No form of testing is free from false negative and false positive results, each of which occurs in roughly one in 1,000 tests. To be certain that you ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: The swab test usually won't cause bleeding unless they touched your cervix.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, no worries: Yes, 100% reliable if you carefully followed the instructions for self testing. You can be sure you don't have HIV.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes. You're healthy.: Be thankful for good health. You're young, you're smart enough to have found health-tap, and you don't have HIV. You had an "unsafe encounter" -- but ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: When do you think you got exposed to HIV? Antibody tests, may some times many months to turn positive, rarely, up to a year. It would be useful to get ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
So far so good. : If these results are negative, and so far so good. However, I would continue testing at weeks 12, 24 and 48 after this incident contact. And please pr ... Read More

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