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Orasure Hiv Test Accurate

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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 »

Orasure test information

Dr. Bob,If I've tested negative from an Orasure oral HIV 1/2 up to a year (3/4/6/9/12 months),... Read more »
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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

FDA Approves OraSure Rapid HIV Test for Expanded Use With Blood Drawn Intravenously

The FDA has approved Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick HIV test for expanded use in hospitals using blood drawn intravenously and stored in a tube, the Allentown Morning Call reports. The test previously could be used only... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure: "Test Is Performing Well"

At an investor conference Tuesday, OraSure Technology CEO Douglas Michels said the company's OraQuick oral rapid-result HIV test appears to be performing well despite recent reports of false positives. At least six testing centers -- including some... 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 »

Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
How reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive at 13 weeks? Where and who came up with the 13 week... Read more »

44 day Neg Test! Accurate?

Posted by kbuddy77, 3 Replies
Hey guys i have a question for you. How Accurate is a Neg hiv test 44 days after a possible exposure. I read that its 99 % any insight from you guys would be great. I took a Rapid Hiv Blood test and a Oraquick Oral Test both were neg. I had a slight... Read more »

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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