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What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

Serology: A standard serology (elisa, with western blot confirmation of positive results). ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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How sensitive is a six week oraquick HIV test?

Depends: The test is sensitive in detecting antibodies to HIV. However, some people may not make antibodies for up to a year after infection. If you are concerned about infection, please ask for a HIV nucleic acid test. ...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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Oraquick HIV test accuracy after 3 months. Is it reliable?

Pretty good: A few percent false negatives. Especially if you have the flu-like illness that accompanies HIV serconversion in many cases, consider getting a blood test. ...Read more

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Should I trust a Oraquick HIV test from drug store, 6 months after possible exposure?

Should I trust a Oraquick HIV test from drug store, 6 months after possible exposure?

Nucleic acid test: A nucleic acid test for HIV, if negative at 6 months after exposure will remove any doubt of an infection. Home test has more false positives and is not a definitive test. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the accuracy of oraquick HIV test after 45 days post exposure (6 weeks)?

Depends: The test is sensitive in detecting antibodies to HIV. However, some people may not make antibodies for up to a year after infection. If you are concerned about infection, please ask for a HIV nucleic acid test. ...Read more

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I took an oraquick HIV test and it was negative. Are these tests accurate? Should I feel comfortable with the results?

Yes: Its a very good test...99% specific and 96% sensative. It appears your not far from my office. We have free HIV elisa tests (and Hep C). 754-206-2031. ...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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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?

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

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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 +?

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)?

Can any doc tell me what's the accuracy of oraquick HIV test after 45 days post exposure (6 weeks)?

See below: If positive it would need to be confirmed. If negative, it does not rule out HIV as it can take as long as one year for the test to become positive after exposure. ...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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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

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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?

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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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?

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

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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.

No: Mucoceles are saliva glands that are blocked or damaged. They often present as a slow swelling that is filled with fluid and can last months. Eventually they resolve and can reoccur. See an oral surgeon for treatment. Often a biopsy procedure will be required to remove the mass. ...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

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.
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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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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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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

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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

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

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How accurate are my negative Oraquick rapid oral swab HIV test results at 8 weeks and 9 weeks after exposure?

Accurate but: High false negative rates in the first 2-3 months after initial exposure. I would check HIV screening blood test 3 months after exposure, then if that is negative, another one 6 months after. Hope this helps. ...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

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