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Oral quick test
Jan 5, 2007

Hi, I was engaged in unprotected sex about a year ago with possibily infected person. I did oral quick hiv test and it came back negative. Is oral quick test as acurate as blood test or do I have to make another blood test? Pls ans my question I will make a donation. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

The sensitivity and specificity of FDA-approved rapid oral HIV tests (OraQuick from OraSure Technologies) is greater than 99% and therefore compares very favorably to blood tests. A negative test is a definitive negative unless it was obtained in the "window period" (first three months post-exposure). Consequently, you are conclusively and definitively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how! No additional tests are needed or warranted. Just yell WOOO-HOOO and start celebrating.

Happy New Year.

Dr. Bob



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