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Ora Quick Rapid Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Oakland Tribune Examines OraQuick Rapid HIV Test That 'Could Alter' HIV Diagnosis, Treatment

The Oakland Tribune on Monday examined the use of OraSure 's OraQuick rapid HIV test, which can deliver a result in about 20 minutes, saying that the test "could alter diagnosis and treatment for thousands." An estimated 25% of the almost one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraQuick Rapid HIV Test for Oral Fluid

What is the significance of the FDA's approval of the OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid on Mar. 26, 2004? What is the difference between the new OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid and the OraQuick rapid HIV-1 test for blood approved by FDA... Read more »

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
Ask the Experts

OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV I Antibody Negative TWICE ... but Still Petrified

Dr. Bob,I believe I sent you an e-mail a month ago about my situation. I've had two "risky" encounters with female prostitutes (the first encounter was in March '07, the other was on June 6, 2007). I say "risky" because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, polyurethane is not the same material as latex; however, they both protect against HIV.Next, you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional testing is warranted. If you... 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 »

Rapid 20 minute OraQuick

Dr. Frascino,Instead of having blood drawn, can I go for the OraQuick 20 minute rapid 'gum rubbing' oral test again and expect its accuracy at the 3 month mark? I did the 'gum rubbing' oral test at 7 weeks and it was negative....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mr. Liberal,The OraQuick oral fluid rapid test is highly sensitive (99.6%), highly specific (99.7%) and compares favorably to blood tests. A negative OraQuick oral fluid rapid test is considered a definitive negative unless testing occurs within... Read more »

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 »
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Prueba Ora Quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Saludos a todos, alguien me puede hablar sobre la eficacia de la prueba casera Ora Quick fabricada por Pensilvania Orasure, que mencionan te da el resultado en 20 minutos y es tan efectiva como una prueba ELISA? Read more »

53 days ora-quick neg, had classic ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Yesterday I had ora-quick done at Whitman-Walker in DC (blood/finger prick), very, very much to my surprise, came back totally negative, technician told me I had an 80% chance of being neg for real.

I've had "all" the symptoms starting 2 weeks... Read more »


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 »

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 »