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oraquick mouth swab
Oct 27, 2012

would an oraquick mouth swap be fairly accurate at 11 weeks past possible exposure? I know the rule is 13 weeks and will retest then, but would it actually pick up hiv in most cases by 11 weeks on an oraquick?

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Hi Oral test are just as accurate of blood testing and the guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing starts over again.The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing starts over again.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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