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Author Topic: I don't know which test I took.  (Read 1353 times)

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Offline concernedfellow1

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I don't know which test I took.
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:12:59 AM »
Dear sirs:

At the three month mark after a risk encounter (protected anal and unprotected oral sex with a transexual prostitute), I took an Oraquick HIV test at a clinic and my result was negative.

It wasn't the In Home Test Kit. The packaging and everything seemed to be the Oraquick Advance, but here's my question:

The device used to swab my gums does NOT say "Advance". It looks exactly like the device in this link except that it doesn't say "Advance": http://www.orasure.com/products-infectious/products-infectious-oraquick.asp

Therefore, I'm wondering what test I took. I'm worried it was an earlier version or something that may affect the accuracy of my test. It did say it expired in 2018 or so, so it hadn't expired or anything like that.

Could you please shed some light on the product I used?

Thank you, guys.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: I don't know which test I took.
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 11:24:34 AM »
Hi Fellow . I cant say with certainty what test you used since there is no way for me know after the fact but I can say that a HIV clinic would not use a test to screen for HIV if it were not effective . I think you are worrying for nothing , I'm sure of it in fact .

I would trust that the test was accurate but if you need assurance then the clinic you tested at is who you should address your concern with , we cant advise more than that on this matter .

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Re: I don't know which test I took.
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 06:16:37 PM »

Offline Jeff G

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Re: I don't know which test I took.
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 07:16:50 PM »
You are worrying for nothing really , the test is accurate and you should trust the results .

You didn't have a risk to begin with so rest assured you are HIV negative .     

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Re: I don't know which test I took.
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 09:00:37 PM »
You have had a perfect storm of HIV testing.

You had no risk.

You took a reliable test.

No reason to worry further.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Re: I don't know which test I took.
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 09:32:19 PM »
Thanks, guys.


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