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Should I accept Oraquick results.
Dec 26, 2012

I tested my self after 3 months period since last i have protected sex and unprotected oral from a female stranger I met at hotel bar. it was NEG, then 2 weeks later for some reason I keep thinking the test is too easy to believe in it's accuracy. So tested agin 3.5 months mark and was NEG. And third time again at 4 months mark. NEG too. should I accept the results or should I go for blood test.

Response from Dr. Wohl

Your exposure sounds negligible. Given that and the negative testing I would say you are done.

The home tests are very good when performed accurately. Loss of accuracy compared to a clinic doing the same exact test is a consequence of user error. So, if you did the test correctly, the results can be trusted.

DW



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