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Author Topic: OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?  (Read 2013 times)

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Offline SeekingClosure

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OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« on: November 17, 2011, 12:31:43 PM »
I just want to say I appreciate the time many members dedicate to this forum in order to help people assess their risks when it comes to HIV. I am sure I know what the answer is to my question but I just want some assurance and I figured this was the place to do so, so without further ado, here's what happened:

Last Friday I met a young lady. I decided to drive her to the beach but knowing I am deathly scared of having sex without a condom with a random woman, I didn't bring any so I wouldn't have sex with her period. Well, we both get in the back seat and after some intense kissing, fingering, and what not... she has her pants off (but thong on) and I have my boxers on. She sits on top of my lap and begins grinding on me. At one point, my penis became exposed through the hole in my boxers (she had a thong on the whole time). I know I didn't penetrate her and I didn't even feel any wetness/warmth and when I asked her a few days after our episode, she said all we did was rub on each other through our underwear. Hypothetically speaking, if I did some into contact with any kind of fluid, would I be at risk?

Also, when sucking on her breast, I tasted a bitter taste (I know it wasn't breast milk because she's not pregnant and the only time a woman can produce breast milk is after she has a child). What fluid is this and would it be a risk as well?

Thanks for reading, hope to hear from you guys

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Re: Risk Assessment, think I know the answer, just want assurance.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 01:56:35 PM »
Only an infant is vulnerable to HIV if nursing from an HIV+ positive woman. There is no risk for an adult to be sucking a nipple.

And coming into contact with vaginal fluids is not a risk unless it occurs during actual unprotected penetration.

So you are worrying needlessly and there is no need for testing nor for further concern on your part.

Andy Velez

Offline SeekingClosure

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OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 03:04:45 PM »
So I got tested 3+ months (101 days) after exposure and the results were negative, yay right? Well I'm kind of doubting my result... not out of "should I have waited longer" (I know 3 months, 12 weeks is conclusive), it's how the test administrator performed the test. He asked if I wanted the finger prick or oral test, I asked for the finger prick. From the OraQuick website testing procedures, it says to collect the sample of blood and mix it with the solution in the vial (http://www.orasure.com/products-infectious/products-infectious-oraquick.asp)

What my test guy did was after he collected the blood, he tapped and smeared the blood on the testing device pad (the pad that you would insert in your mouth if you were doing it orally) and then inserted it into the vial... would the fact that he didn't mix the blood in the solution and did it how he did still make my test valid? I asked him and he said you can do it either way, but I've never seen it done how he did...

Offline RapidRod

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Re: OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 03:26:50 PM »
Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.

If you cannot find your thread, click on the "Show own posts" link in the left-hand column of any forum page, under your name.

Offline SeekingClosure

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Re: OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 03:28:15 PM »
Rod what are you talking about? This is my first time asking this question......?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 03:32:12 PM »
Rod what are you talking about? This is my first time asking this question......?
Read the posting guideline located in the "Welcome" thread thread that says, "PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING."

Offline SeekingClosure

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Re: OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 03:35:00 PM »
Well I apologize forum Nazi please don't take it so personal I wasn't aware of the fact due to the fact I haven't posted in 4+ months. Anyways, would someone help me out with my question?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 03:38:44 PM »
Well I apologize forum Nazi please don't take it so personal I wasn't aware of the fact due to the fact I haven't posted in 4+ months. Anyways, would someone help me out with my question?
Your question will not be answered until you go back to your original thread.

Offline SeekingClosure

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Re: Risk Assessment, think I know the answer, just want assurance.
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 03:50:35 PM »
Just so RapidRod/Rodney/Teak w/e his name will feel better even though it says "Warning: this topix has not been posted in for at least 60 days please consider starting a new topic" which I did, I'll ask on here:

After this exposure I had a high risk exposure with my ex girlfriend who I found out was cheating on my (we had sex unprotected) and she refused to get tested, I got tested today and here is what happened and what I need an answer to:

So I got tested 3+ months (101 days) after exposure and the results were negative, yay right? Well I'm kind of doubting my result... not out of "should I have waited longer" (I know 3 months, 12 weeks is conclusive), it's how the test administrator performed the test. He asked if I wanted the finger prick or oral test, I asked for the finger prick. From the OraQuick website testing procedures, it says to collect the sample of blood and mix it with the solution in the vial (http://www.orasure.com/products-infectious/products-infectious-oraquick.asp)

What my test guy did was after he collected the blood, he tapped and smeared the blood on the testing device pad (the pad that you would insert in your mouth if you were doing it orally) and then inserted it into the vial... would the fact that he didn't mix the blood in the solution and did it how he did still make my test valid? I asked him and he said you can do it either way, but I've never seen it done how he did...

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Risk Assessment, think I know the answer, just want assurance.
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 03:55:17 PM »
Just so RapidRod/Rodney/Teak w/e his name will feel better even though it says "Warning: this topix has not been posted in for at least 60 days please consider starting a new topic" which I did, I'll ask on here:

After this exposure I had a high risk exposure with my ex girlfriend who I found out was cheating on my (we had sex unprotected) and she refused to get tested, I got tested today and here is what happened and what I need an answer to:

So I got tested 3+ months (101 days) after exposure and the results were negative, yay right? Well I'm kind of doubting my result... not out of "should I have waited longer" (I know 3 months, 12 weeks is conclusive), it's how the test administrator performed the test. He asked if I wanted the finger prick or oral test, I asked for the finger prick. From the OraQuick website testing procedures, it says to collect the sample of blood and mix it with the solution in the vial (http://www.orasure.com/products-infectious/products-infectious-oraquick.asp)

What my test guy did was after he collected the blood, he tapped and smeared the blood on the testing device pad (the pad that you would insert in your mouth if you were doing it orally) and then inserted it into the vial... would the fact that he didn't mix the blood in the solution and did it how he did still make my test valid? I asked him and he said you can do it either way, but I've never seen it done how he did...
You don't have HIV and the lab tech done the test correctly. You don't mix the blood with the buffer solution. You apply the blood then rinse it with the buffer solution.

Offline SeekingClosure

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Re: Risk Assessment, think I know the answer, just want assurance.
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 04:01:10 PM »
I'm not trying to drag this out but it clearly states on the package insert, website, and training video of the OraQuick test to "Collect Sample" and "Mix sample in buffer" then insert the testing device in the buffer, not smear the blood on the device and drop it in the buffer. It's clearly on the website under the "finger stick" section and please don't tell me that's not what the website doesn't say that because I'm looking at it right now as I type this.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Risk Assessment, think I know the answer, just want assurance.
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 04:04:06 PM »
I'm not trying to drag this out but it clearly states on the package insert, website, and training video of the OraQuick test to "Collect Sample" and "Mix sample in buffer" then insert the testing device in the buffer, not smear the blood on the device and drop it in the buffer. It's clearly on the website under the "finger stick" section and please don't tell me that's not what the website doesn't say that because I'm looking at it right now as I type this.
You do not have HIV. I'm sure he was well versed in how to do the test.

Offline Ann

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Re: OraQuick Testing Procedure Question... what in the world?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 06:20:59 PM »
Seek,

Well I apologize forum Nazi please don't take it so personal I wasn't aware of the fact due to the fact I haven't posted in 4+ months. Anyways, would someone help me out with my question?

You know what? If you don't like the rules of this forum and if you can't be bothered to read the thread that's entitled READ BEFORE POSTING, you can go ask your questions somewhere else. Name calling isn't permitted here either. I'm giving you a Time Out for your nastiness.

You don't have hiv, by the way. Next time, have your girlfriend (and yourself) do the testing before you have unprotected intercourse, not after.

Ann
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