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Hiv Testing And Oral Swabs

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Oraquick at home oral swab HIV test

Will the results of the Oraquick at home oral swab HIV test be accurate on a two year old?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive.So yes after two years, as long... Read more »

Oraquick Oral Swab In-Home HIV test (12 weeks & 13 weeks)

Dear ShannonThank you for your time and patience in answering questions on this forum.I took an... Read more »

Oral Swab Test

How effective is an oral swab test for HIV at 29 days?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure's First-Ever Home HIV Test Now on Store Shelves

OraQuick -- the OraSure Technologies rapid-results oral swab HIV test -- is now available for direct in-home use at more than 30,000 retailers nationwide, including CVS and Walgreens, as well as on the company's website. "For the first time ever,... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure, Schering-Plough Working on Rapid Test for Hepatitis C

On Thursday, the maker of the oral HIV test, OraSure Technologies, joined Schering-Plough Corp. to announce a partnership to develop and market a rapid-result oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) test. Pennsylvania-based OraSure has previously announced it... Read more »
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oral swab testing concern

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently tested negative using quick at my nearest clinic. I tested outside of the window period which was 7 mths. My concern is that I may have performed the test wrong. I was told to brush my gums for a period o time, then the nurse put the... Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms are more convincing.
How much... Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »

Oraquick in home mouth swab test question

Posted by scaredgirl1, 2 Replies
Hi all. Just wanted to thank anyone ahead of time for taking the time to respond to my post. I have read through some of these forums and think this is a great site for information and support, so thanks for that.
I am one of those people who has... Read more »