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How accurate is the Oraquick HIV test? Have negative result

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How accurate is the Oraquick HIV-1/2 Test? I took two in my 4th week prior to possible exposue both came back negative
Posted Wed, 19 Sep 2012 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The accuracy of Oraquick HIV test is 99%.
It is a test with good sensitivity and specificity.
Since you have tested yourself prior to the exposure, the results are likely to be accurate.
The best screening test is blood test for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect antibodies to HIV-1/2 infection.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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