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Hiv Home Oraquick Conclusive
1 month after HIV exposure, I had a PCR DNA, it was negative. 8 months later I used Oraquick Home and it was negative. Are my results conclusive?
Yes: ELISA or enzyme linked immunoassay for detection of antibody against HIV has a window between 30 days and up to six but after initial HIV exposure. Western blot it's a confirmatory test if the initial ELISA test is positive. However, rapid qualitative immunoassay for antibody against HIV virus alone is not indicative of negative HIV test since The virus can be dormant for several months. ...Read more
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
I tested negative for HIV with the at home oraquick test 10 months after a possible exposure. Can I take this as a 100% negative result? Would like to stop worrying about this.
Not clear: No test is 100 % accurate. Get a pcr blood test to be sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
I took an at home oraquick HIV test and it was negative. Does that mean I do not have HIV or aids?
How long after possible HIV exposure can I get a definitive test result from a home oraquick HIV test?
NEVER definitive: There are several percent false negatives on home oraquick. Alex, you can't go on worrying like this -- it'll slow you down emotionally and interfere with your work and just being happy. Get with your primary care physician and pay for a nucleic acid test now. It's better to know, no matter what the result. Be brave, cherish the memory of love, and move on with your life. ...Read more
Is test Conclusive, if HIV tested negative after 5 months using oraquick swab antibody? Or 6 mon test mandatory to know status?
Is oraquick home HIV test accurate? My boyfriend and I both got negative test result and I want be sure it is accurate. Thankyou
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If done correctly a negative result is reassuring. However, it depends on when you may have been exposed to HIV as it may take occasionally take 6-12 months for antibodies to form. You may repeat the test in 6 months and if it is negative and both of you have been in a mutually monogamous relation, that would be good.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more
I took a oraquick at home HIV test that you buy from drugstore 6 years after possible exposure. Is that too long after to take it? I did two of them to be extra sure, if that matters. Both negative.
HIV: It is never too long or too late to get tested if you had a possible exposure to HIV and want to know if you contracted the disease. It can however be too early for some people if they test too soon after an exposure to catch the virus before it becomes apparent on usual blood screening tests. ...Read more
If I took a HIV blood test 2 weeks after exposer and 3 oraquick at home tests 8 months later, am I okay?
Hi, I took an in home oraquick HIV test 14 months after performing unprotected oral sex and it was negative. Are these results trustworthy?
How accurate are the oraquick hiv in home tests? I performed a test 3, 6, 9 months post exposure. All negative. Is it accurate as a blood ELISA test?
Oraquick: Accurate, but as for every test there is limitation, a positive test means that an antibody against HIV is detected; However more test is needed to confirm it, a negative test does not rule HIV, specially if the test is performed during the window period of HIV detection (window period: first 6 weeks after HIV infection, when there is not enough antibody is produced for the test to detect it) ...Read more
I took an oraquick hiv test 5.5 months after I had unprotected intercourse. Is there a need to test again or is this conclusive?
Plenty of time: Plenty of time has gone by for the test to be accurate. If done too early, usually within the first two months, you could get a false negative. But at 5+ months antibodies would certainly be present and the test positive if you were exposed. The one thing to remember, though, is NONE of these tests are 100% accurate, so that would be the only reason to retest. ...Read more
Would an Oraquick home test tell me if I have aids or hiv? The incident would have been years ago and I had a neg result test last year at home.
Relax buddy: Don't even do the ora-quick. You did not contract HIV from that adventure way-back-when. Most guys do some exploring with a few friends when we're young, and my hope is that it's a memory that you'll ultimately treasure, though you've moved on to other things. You loved and were loved, someone else remembers you as very special, and you were fine afterwards. Give thanks 4 good health. Cheers man. ...Read more
How accurate is Oraquick - hiv home kit after 3 months? The condom broke and I noticed after 20 seconds. Can I I trust the results after 3 months?
Lab is better: Formal lab testing is better but Oraquick has decent sensitivity. It's recommended to test again months after initial exposure because you may not become HIV positive right away if you have been exposed. Yes, you can trust the results, the home kit has decent sensitivity, but if there's a high chance you were exposed, go get a blood test done. ...Read more
Oraquick HIV test negative but there was only small amount of liquid in tube. 1/2 in- 1 in maybe. Conclusive I am neg? Accurate if not enough liquid?
HIV test: Best is to retest with adequate specimen. See instructions on test kit. ...Read more
I just took an oraquick in home hiv test. I did test 1 hour after I had my immediate dentures soft relined. Will material used affect test results?
No: That will not affect the test at all. ...Read more
Should I take a HIV blood test after two negative oraquick at home test? It been almost 2 years since my risk event and also 4 months past my second
Yes: The chance of your being infected is extremely small, but this is still troubling you. You won't be at ease until you get a nucleic acid test. Wishing you a bright future, and that you'll love wisely and well. ...Read more
Hiv-1 RNA qualitative test results after 4 months exposure accurate? Results negative. Oraquick at home HIV test negative at 4.5 months. Many symptoms
Many things: May be hiv-1 negative, but that does not exclude other disease, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
How much of an HIV risk is unprotected oral sex, whether giving or receiving? I took an at home Oraquick test for HIV and it came up C (negative)
Should I feel secure without having a blood test that I don't have advanced hiv/aids if I had a negative OraQuick hiv test at home?
Had 7 HIV tests all have been negative. Risk anal penetration with condom. 2weeks RNA, 6, 7, 15, 22 weeks 4th gen, 12, 13 week ORAquick, Conclusive?
For all practical purposes you are free of HIV. Just to be doubly sure get a HIV nucleic acid test about 6 months after your last exposure.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
1 out of 12 is a false negative in oraquick hiv test. If I use the kit first time after 6 months from exposure (enough time for antibody generation) and use another new kit again after 12 months. Can the result be considered conclusive in that case?
Screening only: If you want a definitive test, you will need to have your blood drawn. And you will get your answer now. Love safely regardless and best wishes. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more