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Is The Ora-sure Test A Way For Testing For Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Panel Backs OraSure's In-Home HIV Test

A panel of outside experts voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration approve OraSure Technologies Inc.'s OraQuick In-Home HIV Test. The 17-member FDA advisory committee said the benefits of people knowing their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Preparing to Seek FDA Approval for Nonprescription Sales of OraQuick Oral Rapid HIV Test

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies during the past year has been preparing to seek FDA approval for nonprescription sales of its OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, the Allentown Morning Call reports. OraSure on Monday... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

OraSure Technologies on Tuesday in a statement said most sites the company has contacted regarding issues with its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test have reported rates of false-positive results within the expected limits that are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, it was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised... Read more »

OraSure Rapid Test Nightmare

I just got tested with an OraSure HIV test kit this morning. It came back 'reactive' or positvive. They did a follow up blood test that will be back in a few days. I then went to another HIV clinic and they tested me again with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here's the CliffNotes' version of how to interpret rapid test results. (You can read about this in greater detail in the archives, as I've addressed this topic many times.)1.A negative test is considered to be definitive, unless... Read more »

Ora-Sure Test

How come you test people for HIV by using the Ora-sure tool which gathers and collect salava, but you can't get HIV from kissing? How come you can test people spit, but normally we don't transfer it when we kiss? ansfer...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
Hello reader,The Ora-sure kit is a painless, oral HIV test that collects an individual's oral fluids. The test detects whether or not a person has developed HIV antibodies. The Ora-sure test doesn't actually detect HIV. Fortunately, We... Read more »

The miracle of the OraSure rapid test

Hey Bob,I hope you have time to post this because I feel as though it'll make a difference. As soon as I get my next paycheck, Im making a huge donation (relatively speaking :). I am a "heterosexual" male who engaged in unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Julig,Cool name!Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story. Yeah, rapid tests rock!Thanks also for your donation. Yes, we will use it to provide rapid testing to those in need. On their behalf, please accept my heartfelt... Read more »
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OraSure Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know which generation ELISA-test is being done with an Orasure test? Do they even do an ELISA test, or is theirs a proprietary test followed by Western Blot if the initial screening is positive. If theirs is a proprietary test, does... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My possible exposure to HIV consisted of two unprotected acts of receptive vaginal intercourse with someone of unknown HIV status. He wasn't a complete stranger or anything, and he later told me I was his first. So for a long time I had no HIV... Read more »

OraSure worries

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just read that the OraSure swab must be kept in contact with the gums for at least 2 minutes. When I took my tests (1 month neg, 3 month neg) the counsellor didn't use any kind of clock or watch to time how long it was in there. Then, to make... Read more »

How good is OraQuick testing?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 3 Replies
I just found out that the local Aids project has this too:

Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm - OraQuick - Results in 20 minutes, walk-in, no appointment needed.

Is it as good as OraSure(saliva ) and Blood test or am I better of doing the Blood to be damn sure? Read more »