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How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test at detecting later stage hiv or aids?

How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test at detecting later stage hiv or aids?

Fairly good.: If the test is performed exactly as instructed, a false negative test is very unlikely in advanced HIV/AIDS. (A false negative is a negative test in a person who, in fact, does have the condition being tested.) However, it's also unlikely that a person with late stage HIV/AIDS wouldn't already have sought medical care since they would be quite symptomatic by then. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How accurate is an at home oraquick HIV test?

How accurate is an at home oraquick HIV test?

Very: Very accurate as long as one waits till the exposure is far enough in the past that there would be an antibody against HIV to test for. ...Read more

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Are at home celiac disease test kits reliable?

Are at home celiac disease test kits reliable?

It is a screening: Not the definitive test for diagnosis. If you have a positive talk to your doctor about whether further testing makes sense. ...Read more

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Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Unsure: There are only a couple of fda approved home HIV test kits. Lloyds may just be distributing a test for another company. You should go on-line and specifically see if an fda approval has been issued for the name of the manufacturer. Make sure you test exactly as stated, no exceptions. Follow instructions explicitly for the results to be meaningful. ...Read more

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How accurate are at home pregnancy test?

How accurate are at home pregnancy  test?

Pregnancy Tests: Very accurate. But, you have to do them at a time that they will work. That means after you have missed a period and when you had a sexual encounter during your fertile days of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Good question!: Took some research. Both hospital and home urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive. Hospital tests are generally considered more reliable but this fact was disputed in an article in the journal of Clinical Chemistry January 2014 http://www.clinchem.org/content/60/4/667.full where false negatives were found in a high number of tests from 5-7 weeks of pregnancy. A blood HCG test is most accurate. ...Read more

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How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test?

Very accurate: It is very accurate in the 99% range. If you have had a recentepossible exposure though you need to check it again in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Can an oraquick at home test detect aids, would your HIV results be positive?

Can an oraquick at home test detect aids, would your HIV results be positive?

HIV Testing: Oraquick HIV testing measures the antibody response to hiv. It should be accurate twelve or so weeks after an exposure. ...Read more

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Might diabetics have negative at home pregnancy tests?

Might diabetics have negative at home pregnancy tests?

If not pregnant : Diabetics can take a pregnancy test just like everyone else. If they are not pregnant then they will have a negative pregnnacy test. If they are pregnant they will have a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is the Oraquick gum swab, at home rapid test, for HIV reliable/accurate?

Is the Oraquick gum swab, at home rapid test, for HIV reliable/accurate?

Very accurate: This text is extremely accurate. However, of all available HIV antibody test, it takes the longest to be conclusive, 3 months after the last possible HIV exposure. All other tests are done on blood and are conclusive after 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is home HIV test accurate at 3 weeks ?

Is home HIV test accurate at 3 weeks ?

Depends: Home tests depend on antibody and three weeks after exposure is usually too soon to test as antibodies take longer to develop. No test will exclude HIV infection this soon after exposure. You may discuss getting an HIV nucleic acid test at about 6 weeks after exposure. ...Read more

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Would a HIV oraquick home kit test be accurate 4 weeks after exposure?

HIV antibody tests: No. The antibody testing that is the routine way to test for HIV is not a good test for such a time this close to exposure. But, there is the HIV pcr dna tests. These would be conclusive at four weeks. Unfortunately, this type of testing is not available as a home test. ...Read more

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When to do pregnancy test at home after sex?

When to do pregnancy test at home after sex?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests become positive when you're about one week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Can do blood hCG test at home through pregnancy test kit? Is this possible

Can do blood hCG test at home through pregnancy test kit? Is this possible

Just do urine test: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Is an at home pregnancy test accurate 21 days after sex?

Is an at home pregnancy test accurate 21 days after sex?

If positive: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Hiv rna test result undetected after unprotected blowjob at day17. Test range 40 to 10mil. Is it conclusive?regular hiv test neg at 15 days. Hiv?

No risk: HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex. If you were the receiver of the BJ, you can be sure you weren't infected: there are few if any proved cases of oral to genital HIV transmission. Most experts would have recommended against an RNA test in this situation, but the negative result is additional strong evidence you weren't infected. The "regular" test is only slightly reassuring, 4-6 wk minimum. ...Read more

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Test (Definition)

There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more