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Took an oraquick after 3 monthsot was - but i wasn't sure i did test correctly. Took another correct test at 4 months also - is it accurate?

Took an oraquick after 3 monthsot was - but i wasn't sure i did test correctly. Took another correct test at 4 months also - is it accurate?

Very accurate: If the test was positive, do not wait! see your doctor right away! HIV is a treatable illness, and one which you do not want to give to some one else -- that's just wrong, if your know you're positive. ...Read more

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Is 3 negative oraquick results considered conclusive if taken 10years after risk event. Im worried about getting false negatives ?

Is 3 negative oraquick results considered conclusive if taken 10years after risk event. Im worried about getting false negatives ?

Most likely, yes: If performed properly, oraquick has shown consistently verifiable results. You can always check with your doctor for additional testing (such as antigen or PCR) if you're really concerned. But, all things being equal, the oraquick tests are as reliable as the antibody tests we use in the office. ...Read more

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I took 3 OraQuick tests-6 mnths, 9mnths, and 1 yr after exposure. All negative. How accurate are results? Should I trust them?

I took 3 OraQuick tests-6 mnths, 9mnths, and 1 yr after exposure. All negative. How accurate are results? Should I trust them?

OraQuick: Many lab tests sacrifice sensitivity or reproducibility for ease of use. However, rapid HIV tests have long sought to achieve the highest sensitivity they could given the impact of the dx. Serial testing allows any possible biological immune response to magnify the sensitivity. Assuming the test was performed correctly, you should trust the results. ...Read more

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If after a risk event ten years ago would your body still produce detectable hivantibodies for an oraquick test to detect. I took 4 tests all negative?

Whoa!: Ten years ago? You are HIV-negative. You did not contract the virus. I am seriously worried that you would even ask this question. Obsessing over this is doing yourself a terrible disservice. If you cannot get these thoughts out of you mind -- and it's not your fault if you can't -- talk with your physician about this. We hear this all the time and can teach you tricks to manage these thoughts. ...Read more

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Oraquick test at 4 months conclusive?

Oraquick test at 4 months conclusive?

Not entirely: If positive it needs to be confirmed. If negative, you should repeat it as some people take up to a year to make enough antibodies for a positive result. If you wish to make sure, ask your doctor for an HIV nucleic acid test which would be conclusive at 4 months after exposure. ...Read more

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Are 7 week oraquick results accurate?

Are 7 week oraquick results accurate?

See below: At seven weeks after exposure a negative result does not rule out HIV. If the test is positive, it needs to be confirmed with a more definitive test. ...Read more

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Is oraquick negative after 7 weeks good?

Is oraquick negative after 7 weeks good?

Not necessarily: I trust that you are taking about HIV test. Antibody tests for HIV may take a few months to turn positive. You may see your doctor for HIV nucleic acid test, which if negative would more or less rule out hiv. ...Read more

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Can I trust the results of the Oraquick Oral test I took 1 year after risk event?How likely is it that my negative is false?

Can I trust the results of the Oraquick Oral test I took 1 year after risk event?How likely is it that my negative is false?

It's conclusive: The oral fluids HIV test (Oraquick®) takes a bit longer than blood tests to be conclusive, up to 3 months (4-8 weeks for all blood tests). However, it is definitely conclusive from 3 months on. A negative result a year after the last exposure proves you don't have HIV. No worries! ...Read more

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Why is oraquick not approved in Canada? is it unsafe to use? I was curious and used it and I'm from Canada, now I'm worried?

Oraquick: Oraquick has not been approved in C anada because it ha not undergone rigorous testing. Consequently, there is the possibility of getting false positive or negative results ...Read more

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Took a oraquick home oral swab exam 3 months after sex and it was negative. Took another one a month later and it was also negative. Is it accurate?

HIV oraquick: A positive oraquick HIV test doesn't mean that an individual is infected with hiv, additional testing should be done in a medical setting to confirm. A negative test result doesn't mean that a person is not infected with hiv, particularly when exposure may have been within the previous three months. If negative at 6 months it is unlikely you have hiv. If concerned see your doctor to reconfirm. Tx. ...Read more

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