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Oraquick Hiv Test
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
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
Oraquick HIV test: 99% accurate at four to five months. ...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
I took a oraquick hiv test at 15 weeks it was negative. Is it safe to say everything is OK and I don't need to test again?
Nucleic acid test: Please seek a nucleic acid test for HIV, if that is negative at 12 weeks after exposure you can be sure of being free of HIV. Antibody tests, occasionally take 6-12 months to turn positive. See this site for safer sex guidelines: http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more
I have taken 5 of the oraquick HIV test and they all have been negative even the one at 10 weeks. I used protection and my partner said they were +?
HIV testing: Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in the first 3 months. Rarely, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibody. If there's concern about acute hiv, a test that measures HIV RNA viral load can be done. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is about 10 days. Talk with md. ...Read more
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Can any doc tell me what's the accuracy of oraquick HIV test after 45 days post exposure (6 weeks)?
I took an oraquick HIV test and it was negative. Can I be fairly confident that I do not have aids or hiv?
Not yet: Please repeat in six week and use protection. ...Read more
3.5 month negative oraquick hiv test. My GP says he has never seen a negative at 3 months turn positive at 6 months is this true?
No more testing: Your doctor is exactly right. Your negative test is conclusive. You don't need any more testing. ...Read more
Hi, I took an in home oraquick HIV test 14 months after performing unprotected oral sex and it was negative. Are these results trustworthy?
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
I'am stressed I have taken 5 oraquick HIV test and they have been - eventhe one at 10 weeks I stay up and worry and I have had a night sweat?
Get answer now: Whether your chance of being infected is large or small, you need an answer now. Get with your physician and be ready to pay for a pcr assay for the virus in your bloodstream. That should settle it. If obsessive worry still is a problem afterwards, your physician can advise you of tricks to overcome it. Glad you're proactive and good luck. ...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 had an unprotected sexual encounter over ten years ago. I have had no symptoms and took an oraquick HIV test it was negative. Is it accurate?
Yes: Immidiate, post 3m, and 6m.....test negativity is pretty reliable. ...Read more
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?
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
Had a negative 5 week oraquick hiv test protected sex with deep kissing when my 11 week western blot come back negative is it conclusive? I'm panicing
In oraquick HIV test, is there a way to not have to put swab device in mouth to collect saliva? I'd rather collect with my finger & put it on device.
Contamination: Really? A cotton q-tipped swab is a concern? Please follow the instructions to the letter to get a valid or accurate test. ...Read more
Took oraquick HIV test & it was negative. But when I swabbed the top of my gums it did not hit my upper lip just gums. Would that matter in endresult?
Oral HIV Testing: No, that should not be a problem. The purpose of the oral HIV test is to get a sample of saliva from your oral tissues and to determine whether or not any antibodies to the virus are present. The soft tissues in your mouth all contain the same dna. Whether the swab contacted your lips or gums does not matter, though the instructions for use recommend swabbing the gums. ...Read more
Are mucoceles a sign of HIV infection. I did an oraquick HIV test about 5 months after incidident but keep getting these fluid filled bumps in mouth.
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.
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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
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
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
Neg blood work for all sti including HIV @ 7wks after exposure & neg Oraquick rapid oral HIV test @ 10wks after. Should I still be worried about HIV?
It is less likely: That you received HIV transmission, however in the first 3 months it is common to have negative titers despite being infected. I would check another HIV titer in 1 month or so, as well as its traveling mates Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
How accurate r my results for HIV? Neg STI blood work @7wks & neg Oraquick rapid oral HIV test @10wks after risk. Testing again in 1mth, still worried
Very accurate: The oral fluids HIV antibody test is the only one that sometimes takes 3 months to be positive. (All blood tests these days are conclusive by 4-8 weeks, depending on the specific test.) However, at 10 weeks your result is well over 95% accurate, so it is extremely unlikely you have HIV. Stay relaxed while you wait for your final test; it will be negative. Good luck and stay safe. ...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)
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
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