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Offline Waiting2cit12

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Orawell home test
« on: March 16, 2011, 07:11:12 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for all you do here.  Well to start off I had unprotective anal sex back in Nov.  Literally 5 days after this incident I had oral thrush & median rhomboid glossilitis (confirmed by a doctor), extremely painful, couldnt eat etc.  At the same time I had slight fatigue and some chills but figured it was related to a long flight, time change etc.  So the doc told me I should be tested for HIV with my symptoms, possible exposure etc.  I went to the clinic here and took oral saliva test which came back negative.  This was roughly 16 days after exposure so probably too soon to be accurate.  Well it's now March and I decided to take the Orawell Home Saliva Test.  I followed the instruction and the result was negative.  The Median Rhomboid is still going on and I read that this Orawell test is not FDA approved? 
I decided to purchase the FDA approved test and am waiting for it to come in the mail.

My questions are
1.)  Is Orawell at all accurate or a scam?  I can't find any info on it.
2.)  Is it likely that ARS symptoms (thrush, chills, etc) would appear 5 days after exposure?  In likely I mean has anyone ever heard of it coming on that quick?

I will let you know how I make out with the new test but I am assuming it will be positive based on my risk, possible symptoms and the fact that Median Rhomboid is still on my tongue.

thanks for all your help and much love to everyone!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 07:40:32 PM »
1. Your symptoms have nothing to with ARS they came on to quick. Ars symptoms come 2-4 weeks post exposure and last 1-2 weeks.

2. You tested to early. To obtain a conclusive test result you will need to retest 3 months post exposure.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2011, 07:54:55 PM by RapidRod »

Offline Waiting2cit12

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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 07:52:07 PM »
Thanks, thats the way it seems but I am not sure why I would have gotten the thrush (ie no antibiotics or anything like that)

Do you know anything about the Orawell test?  Is this reliable? 

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 07:57:19 PM »
Thrush is not HIV specific and a number of things can bring on thrush. As for your test, it is not FDA approved and it also stated it is not for home use. Other than that I can't help you with that test.

Offline Waiting2cit12

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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:46:02 PM »
thanks to reply.  I will let you know the outcome of the "real test."  whatever it may be it may be...


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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 08:21:27 AM »
Waiting,

The unapproved rapid home tests are prone to false positive results. Yours was negative - but you also tested too early.

The ONLY approved home test is the Home Access test.

As Rodney has told you, your symptoms came on much too quickly to have anything to do with hiv. Thrush can be caused by any number of things, not just antibiotic use or hiv.

Were you the insertive or receptive partner in the unprotected anal? If you were insertive, you're not likely to end up with hiv over this one-time encounter.

You need to learn from this and start using condoms, correctly and consistently, whether you're top or bottom.

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Offline Waiting2cit12

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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 10:22:52 PM »
I didn't test too early.  Initial test was a week after the thrush, probably too soon about 16 days-negative.  The other unapproved test was 3 months post exposure-negative but unreliable.

I was the receptive partner, ejaculation was outside and I have definitely learned my lesson regardless of what my status will be. 

I am not sure why I developed the thrush, I have read that ARS can come on quicker for some over others?  I should have results of the western blot this week and I will let you know, hoping for the best but expecting the worst.   

Offline Waiting2cit12

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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 05:47:03 PM »
Well it was November possible exposure now end of March.  Did the home access test and called today.... I AM NEGATIVE! 

To all those worried about symptoms etc, risk is the only thing you should worry about!  I will find out what is really causing my thrush and practice safe sex from here on out!

Thank you Ann, Rod and all the others on here.  I appreciate your answers to my questions.  To those of you positive this has helped me have a better understanding, appreciation and love for all of you..  I will work hard to end the stigma and donate to the cause. 

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Orawell home test
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 09:21:54 PM »
Great! That's a happy result.

On your way now and remember, always use a condom for intercourse, vaginal and anal and you will be well protected.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

 


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