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Oraquick Rapid HIV Test Chewed Gum Before Testing

Mar 29, 2012

I had taken a oraquick oral test the other day at a testing center. It has been 3 years since the last time unprotected sex. The test had a control line and was negative. But about 5 minutes before the test I was chewing on a piece of gum. And oraquick instructions state not to test until 15 minutes have past. Could this mess up my test results? Or is it a valid negative? Thanks!

Response from Dr. Wohl

Probably okay. If worried do it again. DW

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