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Orasure HIV Testing Procedure

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National Association of People With AIDS

OraSure and the National Association of People With AIDS Launch Third Annual ''Mayors Campaign Against HIV'' for National HIV Testing Day

33 U.S. Mayors Unite to Promote HIV Screening on June 27th, National HIV Testing Day OraSure, NAPWA, City, State and Local Agencies to Open NASDAQ Stock Market Bethlehem, PA --... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Finishes FDA Submission for Over-the-Counter HIV Test

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies said Tuesday it has completed a submission seeking Food and Drug Administration approval of its over-the-counter HIV test. The company, which makes the OraQuick Advance HIV test used in hospitals and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Panel Backs OraSure's In-Home HIV Test

A panel of outside experts voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration approve OraSure Technologies Inc.'s OraQuick In-Home HIV Test. The 17-member FDA advisory committee said the benefits of people knowing their... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

False +? Does HCV affect Orasure HIV (Blood) Test?

I've had HCV for 4 years now and occasionally drink alcohol, which I did the night (weekend) before getting the HIV test. On Tuesday, Feb 22nd (2005), I was given an Orasure blood test and in 20 minutes I tested positive. I was very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your western blot is positive, you should see an HIV specialist for further testing of HIV virus and T cells.There are multiple new treatments for HIV and patients are doing extremely well. If it is positive, then you may find it helpful to talk... Read more »

ID doctor, PCF, Nurologist, Urologist and two ~5 - 5.28 month hiv tests (Orasure and EIA) say negative but still symptoms

2nd post.At 9 months after a possible low risk handjob in Nov08 where I believe the stripper purposely infected me by touching my urethera and/or a slight bruise on my penis head from masturbation. I am seing signs of gum recession from my dentist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Stripping Shelia at your local Badda Bing is not a homicidal psychopath deliberately trying to murder her clients (no matter how bad of a tipper you may be).Symptoms that occur the day... Read more »

Orasure Test: Elisia Pos. WesternBlot Pos. Blood Test Elisia Neg., very confused

Dr. Bob, I took an orasure test in Oct. 2002. Results came back Elisia Pos. and WesternBlot Pos.. Then took three viral load tests within a four month period. All came back undetected. Blood levels all normal. In Feb. 2003 decided to goto...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The Orasure test is a home test using a cotton pad to obtain saliva on which an EIA (enzyme immunoassay) and WB (Western Blot) are run. It generally compares quite well with standard blood tests (99-99.9 percent correlation) Your previous... Read more »
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Elias or Orasure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could you test negative on antibody test but positive on orasure test? Or would blood work probaly be more sensitive than mouth secretions to test for hiv? Thanks.

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Over the Counter Orasure test

Posted by happyfrog, 2 Replies
I have a concern i took a OTC Orasure hiv test NEG at 10-11 weeks is there a need for furture testing or do i need to move on with my life? Read more »

Orasure and other tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, Everyone. I am extremely worried, and want to get tested confidentially right away. The quickest according to the local AIDS counseling service is a two-week wait after there a quicker way? I would rather not do the at home test... Read more »

Does Orasure rapid test pick up anything else???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
antibody wise I mean???

*Im talking about the oral test..not the blood one*

Can anything else affect the result? Medicines or anything??

Is it like that ELISA test, where it checks for antibodies, but it also has the possibility of picking up OTHER... Read more »