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$50 Donation for simple question. Planning on conceiving...
Sep 8, 2009

I was wondering how ACCURATE an oraquick advance oral test after 4 years from possible exposure? I also took one oraquick advance finger prick test as well. Both came out negative. How accurate are those tests considering it has been 4 years since incident. Is 4 years too late to take. I know if someone has AIDS, sometimes their HIV antibody test will come out negative even though they have it, because of their immune system not showing antibodies anymore.

I will send donation tomorrow via Paypal, thank you for all your help! love you handsome :)

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

HIV-antibody tests, including OraQuick Advance oral fluid and finger-prick tests, are very accurate any time outside the window period (first three months following HIV infection). These tests would be accurate at 4 months, 4 years, 14 years or even 40 years after primary HIV infection! It is true that a very small percentage of folks with end-stage AIDS may have immune systems that have been so decimated by the virus that they can no longer make specific antibodies, including anti-HIV antibodies. These folks, however, are deathly ill. Certainly this type of problem has absolutely nothing to do with your four-year situation. Your two negative OraQuicks are definitive and conclusive. Stop worrying, start WOO-HOOing and let the baby-making begin!

Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org) and for the "handsome" comment.

Love you too babe!

Dr. Bob



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