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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Correctional Facilities Begin Offering OraQuick HIV Test

New York City has begun offering the OraQuick 20-minute HIV test to inmates at Rikers Island and other city correctional facilities, which have high turnover rates and high percentages of HIV-positive inmates, the New York Sun reports. About... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

Hello Doctors, Here is my story, I'm 26 years old, I never been sexually active (Never had sex before), in my life, except the last 8 month I only had those exposures. First time I had sex was almost 8 months ago with an escort girl. she said...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFrom everything you have told me your risk is incredibly low.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly... Read more »

2014 HIV OraQuick Test Accuracy

I participated in high-risk activity in college. I graduated 1.5 years ago. I have since not participated in any high-risk activity. I took 2 oral oraquick tests and then 2 blood oraquick tests at planned parenthood. All these tests were negative....
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.Your results are conclusive!Be... Read more »

Please advise on current status. Do I need more testing or is it conclusive with OraQuick Rapid Oral Fluid Test

I was communicating with Dr. Bob from The Body just before his passing and I was working in a remote area of South Africa at the time I was exposed and then communicating with Dr. Bob. Since Dr. Bob's passing I am unable to get any info to...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:None of the symptoms you describe make me think they are HIV related. Your tests post 90 days were conclusive. Oral swabs have a higher incidence of false-positives, but you can trust the results of a negative result, post 90 days.Bottom... Read more »

OraQuick Test Interpretation Uncertainty... Can I Woo-Hoo?

Dear Dr. Bob,Happy Holidays to you and Dr. Steve.My question is the following: 87 days ago (12.5 wks) I had unprotected insertive anal sex with an unknown status male. I tested NEG at 6.5 wks via OraQuick Rapid Advance.Today, I tested myself using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Healthcare Worker,Your situation provides an excellent example of why healthcare workers (including doctors, by the way) should never ever try to diagnose or treat themselves!Let's assume instead of stealing that OraQuick Rapid Advance... Read more »
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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 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 »

OraQuick or at home testing methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi here is my sad little story and my request for some direction. Had unprotected vaginal intercourse a month ago with a gal whose status I dont know and cannot find out.

Two days later went to a Planned Parenthood in the city I was visiting and got... Read more »

OraQuick

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
Fortune Examines Challenges for Over-the-Counter Approval of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

May 17, 2006

Fortune magazine in its May 29 edition examines the challenges OraSure Technologies faces in obtaining FDA approval for over-the-counter sales of its... Read more »