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I have a question regarding a home HIV test specifically

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Hello - I have a question regarding a home HIV test specifically Oraquick
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?
Customer: yes it is
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no, I have no allergies and no chronic health problems, I am 27 years old overall very healthy no history of any issues , no surgeries ect
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  The Physician replied 1 month ago.

I am a physician of 25 years and currently an emergency physician

Hello

Welcome to JA

What queries do you have about Oraquick?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hello , I took an oraquick oral home test this morning. My test came back negative . I took this test approx 91 days after a possible exposure due to unprotected sex and not knowing a full sexual history of the partner . In that 91 day time frame I have not engaged in any sexual behavior of any kind nor have I participated in any other high risk behavior that would expose me to the virus . With this information is it safe to say the Oraquick result is conclusive at this point ?
Expert:  The Physician replied 1 month ago.

Oraquick detects antibodies to the HIV1/2 in the saliva (all body fluids should have them)

It has been consistent in its reliablitly, with a specificity (ability to identify positive results in 99-100%)

In fact the only issue with it is with a very rare persons in which it has a FALSE POSITIVE result, but the explanation is that those people might have had an infection that cross react with the components of Oraquick

The sensitivity for 90 day period provides an accurate result

Expert:  The Physician replied 1 month ago.

So a direct answer to your question is that within the confines of current knowledge and understanding the result is accurate

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Okay thank you very much that's what I needed to know - - all the info provided was accurate and I did my research on window periods etc so that I could ensure An accurate test , so I can breathe a little easier now ?
Expert:  The Physician replied 1 month ago.

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If you need any other clarification don't hesitate to ask

Thanks for using JA

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you very much for your assistance
Expert:  The Physician replied 1 month ago.

The manufacturer data was independently corroborated by research data

So again, yes it can be reliable