Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 20, 2017, 12:06:49 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 31662
  • Latest: msk188
  • Total Posts: 720958
  • Total Topics: 58477
  • Online Today: 294
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 7
Guests: 274
Total: 281


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ pages, including our "HIV Transmission and Risks" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" basics, will remain accessible to all.

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Oraquick Advanced Question...mistake?  (Read 3781 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jm743

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Oraquick Advanced Question...mistake?
« on: January 07, 2009, 10:37:33 AM »

The day before yesterday I received an Oraquick Advanced Rapid HIV test via the oral swab method.  The nurse (an RN) instructed me on how to swab my gums.  I did so as instructed.  After swabbing my gums, she took the swab device from me and started to put it into the developing vial.  When she reached over, she spilled some of the developing solution out of the vial.  She went ahead and put the swab into the vial.  Before the saliva began to travel up the device (before it began to turn from white to pink) the nurse took out a new developer vial, removed the swab completely from the vial it was in, and put it in the new vial.  After this, the device seemed to operate normally.  The pink traveled up the device.  The line appeared on the control line.  The pink continued to travel up the device until all the pink disappeared and left only the one line at the control line.  At 20 minutes the nurse and I both looked at it and, because only the control line was visible, she called it negative.  I asked her if taking the swab out of the vial might invalidate the results, and she said no, it shouldn't.  She left the swab in the vial for an extra 3 minutes past the 20 minutes to see if it changed, but it did not.  She reported my result officially as negative.

My test took place well beyond the window period, approximately 5 1/2 years after the possible exposure.  I have read concerning the Oraquick Advanced that, if the test took place beyond the window period and if the control line is visible, then the result is valid.

Can anyone comment on this situation?  Is my test result valid?


Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Oraquick Advanced Question...mistake?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 10:40:13 AM »
If the control line shows up then the test will be valid. You're negative and conclusive.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 31,717
Re: Oraquick Advanced Question...mistake?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 08:14:41 PM »
...and you can celebrate testing negative by making sure that whenever you have intercourse, whether it's vaginal or anal, the insertive partner is always wearing a condom. No exceptions.
Andy Velez

Offline jm743

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Re: Oraquick Advanced Question...mistake?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 08:23:48 PM »
Thank you both for your replies.  I was concerned that switching the vials during the test like that might have lead to a false-negative.  But I have read that the only time a false-negative is possible with Oraquick Advanced is when the test is taken too early which, of course, is not a concern in my case.


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.