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How Accurate Are Swab Testings For Hiv

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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 »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »

Oral Swab Test

How effective is an oral swab test for HIV at 29 days?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiRapid HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. Hope this helps! Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Are Oral HIV Tests Accurate?

I got an oral HIV swab test done in a clinic today, and it was negative. I have had no new partners since a year or so ago, so there's no chance that I have contracted the virus within the past few months.Are the oral tests really as accurate...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes the oral test are very accurate. If it has been more than 90 days since your last exposure your results are considered conclusive.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Question about oral swab test

Hello, I have a few questions about the oral swab HIV 1/2 test. I just had one done, which was new for me. The test was negative!!!! My question now is...1. Is this test as accurate as a blood test? 2. Does a negative result need confirmatory test...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe oral test is just as accurate as the blood test. A negative result does not require any additional testing, though a positive result does require confirmatory results. A positive oral test is called preliminary positive and hence needs the... Read more »
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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 »

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 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 »

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 »