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Oraquick Oral Fluid Test Reliability

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 Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has been withdrawn yet.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

Breaking News? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS)

Good Morning, Could you please explian to me the Breaking News the HIV- instant test are not... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraQuick for Use in Detecting HIV-2 Antibodies in Oral Fluid

FDA has approved Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test for use in detecting HIV-2 antibodies in oral samples, the company announced on Wednesday, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/23). Although FDA already has approved... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Oral Fluid Based Rapid HIV Test Kit

FDA today approved the use of oral fluid samples with a rapid HIV diagnostic test kit that provides screening results with over 99 percent accuracy in as little as 20 minutes. Until now, all rapid HIV tests required the use of blood in order to get... 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

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... Read more »
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Oraquick reliability

Posted by Jaithelion, 1 Reply
Ill make this quick, im 19, had brief unpr. sex with high risk girl, no more than a minute, ive tested 3 times using oraquick all negative at 10 weeks 11 weeks and 12 weeks, now 4 months after exposure I have terrible symptoms, infected tooth,... Read more »

Oraquick - oral fluid definitive at 100 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well, I was the guy who had unprotected vaginal insertive in Vegas with all the symptoms, nightsweats, lowgrade fever, chills, weightloss (7lbs), after the night sweats at week 4 I discovered ARS and lost my mind, I wasn't ever worried about HIV... Read more »

Oraquick:saliva vs blood question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there a difference in reliablity between using oral fluids as opposed to blood when taking the ORaquick test? Is it true that 95 percent will present positive by 4 weeks? Read more »

Oraquick home test and ARS

Posted by purplename, 1 Reply
So i had risky encounters (unprotected vaginal, oral) with a guy who gave me trichomonas. I treated that and its gone. A little over 7 weeks later i developed just one swollen lymph node under my left arm. i know it was swollen cause not only was... Read more »