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Accuracy of ORAQUICK HIV TEST post intercoarse.

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What's the accuracy of using Ora Quick swap hiv home test at 9 weeks post the intercourse ?
do you think it will change to positive after three weeks a total of three months ?
i'm scared and worried ?
do you trust ora quick?

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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At 9 weeks, nearly 2 months after the exposure, OraQuick Swab test will be conclusive in 95 % of the cases. It is a highly effective test, with a unique mode of testing. It will be able to pick up even very minute concentrations of HIV virus antibodies, and hence it can definitely be trusted.
If at 2 months it is negative, then it is negative and won't turn positive after another 3 weeks.
I can understand the cause of your anxiety, but the good thing is OraQuick is negative and that rules out HIV.
Some doctors recommend waiting for up to 3, some till 6, these variations occur due to immunity status of certain individuals. If you want you can repeat the test once at the end of 6 months.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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