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Oraquick Oral Swab In-Home HIV test (12 weeks & 13 weeks)

Dear ShannonThank you for your time and patience in answering questions on this forum.I took an OraQuick Oral Swab In-Home HIV test at 12 weeks and another one at 13 weeks post potential exposure. Both resulted in only 'C' line and no...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst the guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days if this test is negative than so are you.Second, for the home test, the line in the C means the test was run correctly and no line in the T... Read more »

Oraquick at home oral swab HIV test

Will the results of the Oraquick at home oral swab HIV test be accurate on a two year old?... Read more »

Oraquick at home hiv test mouth swab

Hey i recently took a Oraquick at home saliva swab purchased at cvs and i was just wondering about... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure's First-Ever Home HIV Test Now on Store Shelves

OraQuick -- the OraSure Technologies rapid-results oral swab HIV test -- is now available for direct in-home use at more than 30,000 retailers nationwide, including CVS and Walgreens, as well as on the company's website. "For the first time ever,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Local Governments Often Must Decide Between Using Quick or Early Detection HIV Tests

The New York Times on Monday examined the "quandary" faced by local public health officials nationwide over whether to fund and promote an HIV test that provides quick results or one that is able to detect the virus in its earliest stages but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blind Sampling Is Superior to Anoscope Guided Sampling for Screening for Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia

The authors compared anal cytology smears, either those collected "blind" (swab inserted 4 cm into anal canal and rotated) or guided through an anoscope (transformation zone visualized and then sampled) in terms of patient acceptability and sample... Read more »
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Oraquick in home mouth swab test question

Posted by scaredgirl1, 2 Replies
Hi all. Just wanted to thank anyone ahead of time for taking the time to respond to my post. I have read through some of these forums and think this is a great site for information and support, so thanks for that.
I am one of those people who has... Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... 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 performed the test wrong. I was told to brush my gums for a period o time, then the nurse put the... Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms are more convincing.
How much... Read more »