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Negative Oraquick Result At 12 Weeks

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9 week post exposure, muscle twitches, 7 week Oraquick rapid negative result.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
any way muscle twitches can have anything to do with 9 weeks post exposure HIV, Read more »

Negative OraQuick test. Can I Whoo-hoo?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Five years ago, I had unprotected vaginal sex with someone I barely knew. It just happened once. And since then, with the 2 other men I've slept with I've used protection.

About 3 months later, I had to have my appendix removed. A year after that,... 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 »

3 week NEG with oraquick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i just got a 3 week NEG with oraquick after a possible exposure. i knowi have to wait for 3 months. but can /i be somewhat confident in this result Read more »
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Oraquick Results at 12 weeks....WOOHOO?

Dr. Bob,I have just taken the Oraquick test at the 12 week mark. It came back negative. However, unlike my previous time, the nurse asked me to swab my gums with the Oraquick stick. I did this while she was there directing me through this process....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi KRB,You performed the test correctly. It's official. You are WOO-HOO certified! Congrats!Stay well.Dr. Bob... 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 OraQuick Oral Swab In-Home HIV test at 12 weeks and another one at 13 weeks post potential exposure. Both resulted in only 'C' line and no...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst the guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days if this test is negative than so are you.Second, for the home test, the line in the C means the test was run correctly and no line in the T... Read more »

oraquick home hive test results

It's been about 2 years since a potential exposure and I have taken 4 oraquick home tests this week. Followed directions carefully as instructed and all 4 came out clearly negative. Would a flu shot a month or so before impact results?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Flu shot does not alter HIV testing results. DW... 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 have done both. It is kinda hard to compare test results with the Oraquick. But with the ELISA, it could be done. This is the reason why I am asking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Both OraQuick and ELISA are considered to be highly accurate at 12 weeks. I see no reason to "compare test results." Either OraQuick or ELISA will give a definitive and conclusive result if negative at 12 weeks. If positive, the... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco, NYC Report False Positives From OraQuick Oral HIV Test; CDC to Issue Advisory Recommending Additional Test

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... Read more »
Housing Works

OraQuick Test Hits Market, Test's Viability Among Low-Income Populations Uncertain

Image courtesy of National Latino AIDS Action Network Earlier this week, a new at-home HIV testing kit was released on the market , populating the shelves of convenience store juggernauts such as Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and CVS , among others . The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center on Thursday announced it is discontinuing use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test after the center reported 13 false-positive test results in November, the Los Angeles... Read more »