Two Rapid Tests on the Same Day But Different Results?
Aug 21, 2012
Why would I test positive for the Orasure rapid test and negative for the finger prick rapid test on the same day? I took the oral swab test first. Got the positive, freaked out, went to a different clinic and got a negative result for the finger prick?
I don't have any possible exposures. I use a condom every time. I've never had a condom break on me. I do have some mouth sores, like canker sores in my mouth now. Could that have altered my result? Or am I converting right now so some test are picking up the antibodies and others are not?
I took a viral test after the Orasure. The clinic made me. They said it will take two weeks to confirm whether I actually have HIV. What's going to happen to me? Why am I getting a positive result? AHHHHH. I'm losing my mind.
What is going on?
Response from Dr. Wohl
The different tests have slightly different sensitivities. I suspect the positive was false. The blood test that is being done will be the final word. It is a long wait but you will have your answer.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Tingling In Fingers After Vaginal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- White Bumps On Penis After Hole In Condom Worried I Have HIV
- Std Irritation Inside Penis Treatment
- What Causes Vaginal Bleeding After Sex?
- Are Chronic Yeast Infection And Swollen Glands Sign Of Hiv?
- Can Kaposi's Sarcoma Be The First Sign Of Hiv?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.