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Oraquick At 4 Months Post Exposure

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Oraquick antibodies at 21 days post exposure

Posted by random1100, 1 Reply
Hello, I am a 25 year old male and 3 weeks ago, May 31, I received anal sex from another male aged 21 in Atlanta without a condom. (I'm aware of how idiotic this was and that this is considered high risk) I do not know his status other than that... Read more »

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 »

HIV ARS symptoms 3 months post exposure

Posted by phillyeagles, 1 Reply
So I had a possible exposure three months ago, and at 7 weeks I did a blood antibody test that came back negative. Now, at around 12 weeks, I am starting to experience some ARS symptoms (fever, sweating, chills). I will DEFINITELY get retested in a... Read more »

10 months post possible exposure-please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Pains in inner thighs, acheing armpits (but no swelling) feeling weak, diarreah. Incident was non protected vaginal insertive. Is it my mind? 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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Ongoing and unexplainable symptoms 4 months post exposure

Dr Wohl,I've had a very particular set of symptoms and I'm losing my mind over them, I really hope you can help me sort it out, I've read an unimaginable number of sources and still haven't found an answer for case like mine:...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I do not know what is wrong with your health but I do know it is not HIV. Your testing is conclusive, your exposure minimal at best. Your symptoms sound nothing like HIV (trust me, I am an HIV doctor). No need to retest. Your risk of a false... 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 Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has been withdrawn yet. I am in Canada, so maybe it'll take a little longer.I wanted to ask for follow-up information regarding the issue with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Question: "Is there a significant chance of a false-negative result on a rapid HIV blood test . . . ?" No. These tests are very reliable. (See below.) Your negative result eight months after your "sexperience" is definitive... Read more »

Oraquick Advance Test Confusion (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK TESTS, 2009)

Dr BobI tested negative using the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 rapid test. I started reading some things on line that stated the accuracy of the rapid test was not as good as the standard ELISA test and had a higher rate of false negative test. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure thing. I've addressed these types of concerns many times in the past. Below I'll repost some information from the archives that pertains to your question.The problem with OraQuick testing when it was first released was a relatively... Read more »

oraquick Advance and LabCorp EIA

Now 10 years post exposure I have tested negative with Oraquick Advance Oral and LabCorp EIA. Yet, i still don't trust the tests because of symptoms. And, I do have a LYMPH of 1300 which was 1800 about 8 months ago. Any advice?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Advice? Sure. Trust your test results, not your symptoms! Your naughty nookie was a decade ago! Frevinsakes!Dr. Bob... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?

"Failures of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE) to prevent seroconversion have been reported and are often associated with ongoing risk exposure," the authors wrote. "Understanding why men who have sex with men (MSM) access... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with the virus after a known exposure. Currently, PEP is primarily intended for the prevention of infection... 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 »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposure to HIV Does Not Lead to Increases in High Risk Behavior: The San Francisco PEP Project (Poster 224) Authored by J. N. Martin, M. E. Roland, J. D. Bamberger, M. A. Chesney, J. O. Kahn, T. J. Coates,... Read more »