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How Accurate Can An Oraquick Test Be After 3 Weeks

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CDC worker told me Oraquick rapid test was 95% accurate at three weeks.

Dear Dr. Bob,I had a worker at the CDC tell me that Oraquick rapid testing was 95% accurate at three weeks.She didn't say it was definative, but said most folks will produce detectable antibodies within two to three weeks.How true is this.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Barry,I agree that "most folks will produce detectable antibodies within two to three weeks," if they are HIV infected. However, I cannot verify the 95% statistic. Even if it were accurate, 95% would not be sufficiently high enough... Read more »

Oraquick or ELISA Test at 12 weeks?

Dr. Bob,Which test should I take the Oraquick or ELISA when I go for my 12 week test on August 8? I... Read more »

Donation Sent; Question Regarding Oraquick (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has... Read more »

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 »

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

OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test produced more false positive results than expected when administered to patients in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital , according to a study published this... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: What Do I Need to Know About the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test?

Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions. In July 2012, the Food and... Read more »
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Posted by scared77, 1 Reply
I just came back from the clinic, and I had an anonymous test done on me, the oraquick and i got the results back in 20 minutes.

my risky exposure occured 32 days ago, would this be an indication that i am ok? Read more »

How accurate is the Oraquick at 6/7 Weeks

Posted by DSKMan, 1 Reply
I just did an Oraquick at 6/7 Weeks past exposure and once again it is negative. How accurate is this test at 6/7 weeks? I was told it should test positive for the vast majority of people now, but I am still negative despite of all of my clear... Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period.

This was the fingerprick test

I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative
I tested 121 days after... Read more »

How accurate is OraQuick?

Posted by insectkin, 1 Reply
Ok, so 4 months after a possible exposure, I took the OraQuick test and it came out negative. I've read it's 99.9% accurate. Can I finally have my peace of mind with that result? I checked the label, dates and followed the instructions carefully. Read more »