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Oraquick Oral Swab
After gave girl oral sores symps, but no sore in mouth, sore throat after, then sty infection, STD test negative HIV clamydia n gonorrhea, syphaliis?
How accurate are my negative Oraquick rapid oral swab HIV test results at 8 weeks and 9 weeks after exposure?
No.: A sample swab of the area needs to be obtained and tested in order to determine the organism is located in that area. ...Read more
Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?
Tests, tests: All tests have their limitations. First there is the data collection. Did the doc swab you well? Then was the swab transported to the lab correctly? Then how sensitive was the test? There are many different serotypes of HPV. If you are 28 now hopefully you got 3 Guardasil shots as a teen and are protected. Call your pediatrician and ask his/her nurse if you did? ...Read more
I received unprotected oral sex with abrasion on penis. I had negative HIV RNA after 17 days & HIV ANTIBODY & std testings. Are these tests reliable?
Unlikely to be HIV: You need to discuss with your physician. Do you know the health status of your contact? The negative tests are a good guide. You can have repeat test again in a month ...Read more
Tested false positive ELISA HIV test last month. Negative ifa and western blot and naat. 2 negative oraquick all 1 1/2 year post exposure. Hiv?
No: Recheck it 3-6 months after the contact occurred. ...Read more
Last HIV risk-8/23/14. Blood test done 9/17/14 (nonreactive). OraQuick done 12/10/14, 7/15/15. Both neg. Can I rest easy? Mouth/tongue sores worry me.
Yes, rest easy!: The HIV tests are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition, and results always overrule exposure and symptoms. No matter how high your risk of HIV might have been at the time, and no matter how typical the symptoms, these results prove you don't have it. And mouth sores would never be the only symptom of HIV. See MD or dentist if they continue. ...Read more
Possible: The elisa test can be affected by different infections, causing a false-positive result. After any positive elisa, a follow-up test is performed by a 'western blot' which takes longer to perform, but gives a more sensitive answer. If you or someone you know had a positive HIV by elisa, they absolutely need the follow-up testing (including a full std/sti work up). ...Read more