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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... Read more »

Ora-Sure Test

How come you test people for HIV by using the Ora-sure tool which gathers and collect salava, but... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Navy Buys OraSure's HIV Test

The U.S. Navy has purchased 10,000 of OraSure Technologies Inc.'s OraQuick tests, which detect HIV antibodies within 20 minutes, to be used in the government's smallpox vaccination program. The test will be used to screen the Navy's sealift command... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure HIV Test Inches Closer to FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration is in the final stages of reviewing a proposed over-the-counter version of the rapid HIV test available in hospitals and clinics, test-maker OraSure Technologies said recently. To gain approval, OraSure will at a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

A report by Public Health -- Seattle and King County in Washington state has found that testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick test provides less accurate results than the label claims, Bloomberg reports. The OraQuick test is the only... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... 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 »

OraSure

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 »

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 »

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 »