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How like would 4 oraquik hiv test be worng after 15 years after

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How like would 4 oraquik hiv test be worng after 15 years after a possible exsposer
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 2 years ago.

The Oraquick test is fairly accurate. It is more accurate in detecting positive than negative tests. If you were detected negative, then it is 91% sure that you are negative. That is, there is 10% chance of being positive if the test is negative. If the test is positive, then it is 99% certain that the test is right, that is, for positive results there is less than 1% chance that the result could be wrong and the person in fact does not have HIV. Since this is after 15 years of exposure, a negative result is a an almost certain guarantee of the person being negative. However, lab tests are needed to be absolute sure. Hope that satisfies your query. If so, please choose a positive rating. We are paid only when a positive rating is given. If you have any other queries, do ask. Wish you good health and a quick recovery. Bonus is always welcome! Thank you. Dr. P. Jyoti