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Author Topic: At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.  (Read 263 times)

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At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.
« on: June 27, 2016, 09:15:45 PM »
Over a year ago I was very stupid by not knowing my partners status. I asked and he said he was clean. We didn't use a condom and had sex 7 times within the month of May (2015). I test with the Oraquick in Home HIV test at the end of October, Middle of November and then again in late December. All of them have come back negative. I didn't test before 3 months. I am just trying to see what the False negative rate is after the window period for the test. I see online it says 1 out of 12 positive people will test negative but the support number with Oraquick says its 99.9% accurate, the same as a blood test. My state is under a huge O Negative blood shortage. I am O Negative and want to donate but I have an uneasy feeling about the False negatives with the test. Can anyone ease my mind? If the test if 99.9% accurate then why wouldn't they post that online instead of posting the 1 in 12 people will have a false negative if that only pertains to the window period with those test.
Thank you!

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Re: At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:59:02 AM »
Hi

You are reading to much into this and if you are located in a western country they will test donated blood as well.

As for the false positives look most false positive results are due to people testing within the window period.  A much smaller number are people who as example have other conditions such as people on chemo due to cancer causing them to be servery immunosuppressed.

Your posting online,  and thinking about donating blood so I highly doubt that you have a urgent or prolonged medical medical condition causing the level of severe  immunosuppressed needed and I am very sure you would have mentioned when posting this if it had been from a hospital bed. 

As for the unprotected intercourse, well make sure to test for all other STI as well and get a sexual health check up.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:26:40 PM »
So I should trust my 3 at home Oraquick test?
I know you probably have to answer a ton of questions and get tired of answering the same ones over and over again.
I haven't had any major health issues before and am not in a hospital :)
I have had 3 pap smears/exams since I was having recurrent BV&Yeast infections. I am clean of everything including HIV (if my Oraquick at home test are accurate)
I just don't want to donate and find out my tests have been wrong all along.
Have a good day!

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Re: At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.
« Reply #3 on: Today at 01:26:01 AM »
Hi

Yes you can trust the results you have for the HIV test.

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I have had 3 pap smears/exams since I was having recurrent BV&Yeast infections. I am clean of everything including HIV

The Papanicolaou test (pap test) does not mean your are STI free and you should be getting a full sexual health check-up at least yearly, the smear test is not an STI's test/exam. Also I am living with HIV and I am very clean. STI's have nothing to do with being unclean.

Kind regards

Jim
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Re: At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.
« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:35:26 PM »
Please don't take what I said about being clean the wrong way. I know a handful of people living with HIV who are clean people. I was just meaning a clean bill of health. I truly hope I didn't offend you and please know that I picked the wrong words... Along with the pap smears i was tested for all STI's since my Dr couldn't figure out what what causing my issues. I am ready to put this all behind me and with your kind words I think I can.
Off subject you do amazing work on this forum and I truly do thank you from the bottom of my heart! You have no idea!

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Re: At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:49:17 PM »
You're welcome and no offence taken.

Jim
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