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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?

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Dr. Claude Parola
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In brief: 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)

In brief: 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)
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