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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?

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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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?

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

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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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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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

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I took an at home oraquick HIV test and it was negative. Does that mean I do not have HIV or aids?

Perhaps: Home kits for screening tests for HIV are pretty good but not the most specific or sensitive. If you are very concerned about HIV a better test would be a blood test done by your physician and based on the results of that further confirmatory testing can be done. ...Read more

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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

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Is test Conclusive, if HIV tested negative after 5 months using oraquick swab antibody? Or 6 mon test mandatory to know status?

HIV: I would recommend you get retested with a blood test for HIV if you are at risk. Most public health clinics can do the test if you do not have a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is oraquick home HIV test accurate? My boyfriend and I both got negative test result and I want be sure it is accurate. Thankyou

More or less: 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

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I tested negat 4 wks. Maybe more than 4wk w/ HIV ag/ab test and oraquick at home. I plan on getting testing again at 3 mo. Is this a good indication?

Can't tell: One cannot firmly diagnose HIV with blood test until around 3 months after the exposure although there are some tests promising earlier results. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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If I had unprotected sex with a heroin user, can I use the oraquick home HIV test?

Yes, repeat 90 days: If the test is negative, repeat the test in 3 to 6 months. You should be tested for other sexually transmitted infections like Hep B, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. I recommend using condoms to decrease risk of exposure to sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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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)

Less Risky than othe: HiV transmission by oral sex is less risky than vaginal and anal sex. But there is still a certain degree of risk
And Oraquick test is quite reliable ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: The Oraquick test will take some time to turn positive after exposure to HIV if you get infected. You should repeat later (check package insert) to make sure you are not too early after exposure to be positive. ...Read more

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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?

Essentially: 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

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