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$100 donation for you. please help this extremely panicked ww (please please respond!)

Mar 16, 2011

Hi. I know this question NEVER dies but please help me out. I went through the archives and found conflicting info regarding the oraquick oral test. I just need confirmation. Your response regarding accuracy is that its a reliable test. Yet I found a response from 2009 where you stated they can produce false negatives. Does that apply only in the window period? Or can this happen after the window period? If u test this method, should u test repeatedly? Or does 1 out of the window period suffice? I'm extremely worried now. I tested once w it 4 months out. Woo-able? Or should I take a blood test. I appreciate your response.....I'm beyond scared :(

Response from Dr. Frascino


A negative OraQuick oral test outside the window period is considered a true negative. Additional testing is generally not warranted or recommended unless there are extenuating circumstances. I would advise your test is indeed WOO-HOO-able. However, if you remain "beyond scared," get a follow-up test using the blood method for peace of mind. The result will undoubtedly be negative.

Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's urgently needed and very warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck/good-health karma that you are now and will forever be HIV free.

Good luck. Be well.

Dr. Bob

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