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Oraquick Home false negative
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:13:16 AM »
Dear community members-

  I had a presumably low-risk encounter 16 months ago at a massage parlor. I understand that hand stimulation is a zero-risk activity. I further understand that even though in this case the masseuse pleasured herself before touching me (I did request she wash her hands before touching me) that that too is an inconsequential detail; still no risk.

I am now married and suffering from intense guilt. Sickening guilt from this. Guilt to the extent that my mind has begun to cause me to doubt the details of my massage experience; "perhaps she inserted you into vagina and you don't remember it.." That kind of thing.

So- to the essence of my question- I took an oraquick home test three days ago. Negative result, with a faint control line. Bothered by the control line I took another test 2 days ago. Negative result with faint control. And again yesterday, negative result, control faint. (Not as dark as printed In kit).

According to the customer service, the intensity of the control line is not important. But, I need peace of mind. Assuming my encounter had even been high risk, would three of my kind of negative results be conclusive at this point?? (@16 months that is). My concern stems from the data regarding false negatives inherent with this test.

I'm grateful for your help and opinions. 

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Re: Oraquick Home false negative
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 09:29:03 AM »
A 16 months negative is always conclusive

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Re: Oraquick Home false negative
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 09:31:43 AM »
Thank you. So, no risk of false negatives in this situation?

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Re: Oraquick Home false negative
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 09:38:20 AM »
A 16 months negative is always conclusive

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Re: Oraquick Home false negative
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 09:39:13 AM »
AJB,

It's no surprise you tested negative - you never had a risk in the first place.

You are conclusively and reliably hiv negative.

You do NOT have hiv.

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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Oraquick Home false negative
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 09:44:54 AM »
Ann, I thank you. My rational mind agrees with you. Truly. Would I be considered hiv neg after testing with oraquick home test 16 months post exposure even if this had been a high risk encounter? Taking into account the false-negative possibility...

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Re: Oraquick Home false negative
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 11:07:35 AM »
AJB,

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days.

A six week or more negative is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.

A three month (or more) negative is conclusive regardless of risk level.

You do NOT have hiv!

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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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