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Breaking News? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS)

Good Morning, Could you please explian to me the Breaking News the HIV- instant test are not relieable?Not sure I understand themeaning of the doctors paper.I am a monthly donor and am so very gratful for your website
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...continues to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. Overall, oral fluid rapid tests have performed well and make HIV testing possible in many venues where performing a blood draw or finger stick is impractical or impossible. The... Read more »

Donation Sent; Question Regarding Oraquick (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has... Read more »

"False positive" oral test, followed by negative blood test

I tried to submit this yesterday, but it seemed to not work. I just took a look at your foundation... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

... New York City sexually transmitted infection clinics have stopped using oral fluid with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test because of an increased rate of false positives, 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

...Francisco this year, about 250 of the tests had HIV-positive results, according to Teri Dowling, manager of HIV counseling and testing for the city health department. New York City Assistant Health Commissioner Susan Blank said the city has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 false... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

...to the approval of OraQuick for use as an at-home test (Kennedy, Allentown Morning Call , 3/11). "If the data show that home testing is feasible, I think it is certainly possible that home testing can play a role," Jennifer Ruth, a CDC ... Read more »
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oral test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it depenadable and where to get it? TY Read more »

Where can I get the Rapid Oral Test

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...Where can I gte the rapid oral swab test? How much does the rapid oral swab test cost? Is it conclusive? Read more »

Oral Test or wait Two Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what should I do? Thanks Read more »

oral swab testing concern

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I recently tested negative using quick at my nearest clinic. I tested outside of the window period which was 7 mths. My concern is that I may have Read more »