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I bought a oraquick v home test kit yesterday and I tested

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I bought a oraquick hiv home test kit yesterday and I tested negative. How accurate are these tests? Also I brushed my teeth around 25min before taking the test and believe I swabbed only the top and bottom gums on the left side of my mouth. Will this
affect the results at all or am I fine?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

No This test is not very good at all. About 1 in 12 people infected with Hiv will test falsely negative. It has little to do with how you swabbed. You should get a blood test if you are concerned.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

Sure Please consider a positive rating.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
One more question. If I take more than one with a negative result would that be greater conformation? And I'm scheduled for a doctors appointment on the 10th
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

No Thats not any better confirmation. You need a blood test

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