• 1 month ago

    Oraquick

    Will 4. negative oraquick tests be conclusive after a low risk exposure in November 2017, took these tests in April 2017, one week apart.

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  • 10 days ago
      • 10 days ago
        Hi, thanks, I read that the oraquick was not a good test, that's why I wanted to test several times, I read it gives out false negatives?. Took these tests in April, 2018.
      • 10 days ago
        Oraquick is actually quite an accurate test.

        False negatives tend to occur when folks test too early; i.e., before there are enough antibodies present by the immune system to be picked up by current testing methods. Keep in mind that the Oraquick test is not a 4th Generation screening test; it tests only for antibodies, not the p24 antigen which is present during the first month after transmission in a newly infected individual.

        An antibody only test might not be accurate if someone tests just days after a potential exposure. At that point in time the immune system may not even be aware that a foreign substance (the virus) has invaded the body and thus has not yet even begun to crank out antibodies to this.

        At any rate, this does not involve you. You tested at least 4-5 months after your "potential" exposure. If you were positive at that point in time, you certainly would be producing enough antibodies that these tests would have come back as "reactive" (positive) without question. Because there results came back as negative this clearly shows your negative status.

        I hope this makes sense.

        Gail
      • 10 days ago
        Thanks for the info. I feel better now. Have you heard that the oraquick gives negatives , no matter how many times you test, after 3 months, in some people? I got 4 solid c lines, nothing on t, do I have to scrutinize the T line?
  • 9 days ago

    RE: Oraquick

    If you don't believe your test results from the Oraquick then make an appointment with a physician (or a clinic) and get tested there. Keep in mind, however, that many clinics use products that are quite similar to the Oraquick test.

    Your test results through these places will also be "non-reactive" (negative) but perhaps going this route will finally give you some closure on this matter?

    Gail
      • 9 days ago
        Thanks Gail, no, I won't bother then, I take it as negative, given that I did 4 of these oraquick tests. I followed all directions to the letter also.
      • 9 days ago
        The test is designed to be easy to use and pretty foolproof. The fact that you saw the "C" line (which is the Control line) means that it was working as it should. Trust the results; you took four tests and they all had the same results.

        Gail
      • 9 days ago
        Thank you Gail for your help, it makes me feel letter.
      • 7 days ago
        Hi Gail, I trust your judgement on oraquick, but why , in your opinion, do so many people don't trust the oraquick?
      • 6 days ago
        I have no idea why some don't trust the Oraquick. It is designed to be easy to use and pretty much foolproof. Perhaps folks feel the "experts" can do a better job with testing. Who knows?

        Gail
      • 2 days ago
        Gail, question. Why does the oraquick, if it accurate, I read that it gives a false negative for every 12 tests, something about it detects only 92 percent of HIV infections, just curious. Thanks
      • Look; again, if you don't believe the Oraquick test, take a blood test at a clinic.
      • 1 day ago
        Gail, if not necessary, I won't. I guess four oraquick negatives is good proof.