How often does OraQuick give a false negative?

Clinical testing revealed that OraQuick would likely deliver one false negative test result for every 13 true positive test results.

Can you falsely test negative for HIV?

While many HIV tests are extremely accurate, they do not achieve 100% accuracy. A false negative is a test result that says a person does not have HIV when, in fact, they do. False negative results most often occur when people test in the first few weeks after infection, during the ‘window period’ of a test.

Is OraQuick HIV self test accurate?

The OraQuick test provides accurate results and it is recommended by the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health.

What would cause a false negative OraQuick?

A “false negative” result occurs when an HIV-infected individual receives a test result that incorrectly indicates that he or she is not infected with HIV. How quickly will I get the results of the OraQuick Test?

Are two negative OraQuick tests conclusive?

Because there is a small margin for error, the FDA says any result that looks positive must be verified with more blood work; that’s also the case with other preliminary tests such as the OraSure. But a negative result on the OraQuick is considered virtually conclusive.

How accurate is OraQuick after 2 weeks?

The In-Home test has a window period of about 3 months. Clinic-based blood tests can accurately detect HIV much earlier. The new 4th generation test can usually detect HIV within 2 weeks.

Can an undetectable person test negative?

Antibodies are still present in individuals living with HIV—even people who have suppressed their viral load. That means people living with HIV will still test positive for HIV on an antibody HIV test even if their viral load is undetectable.

Can you drink water before OraQuick?

Before using the OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test, remember these important points: Do not eat, drink (including water), smoke, chew gum, or use oral care products for 30 minutes prior to taking the test. A positive result requires follow-up testing from a healthcare provider or HIV testing site.

Are 3 negative OraQuick tests conclusive?

Do doctors recommend OraQuick?

Studies show OraQuick is 99.6 percent accurate, the FDA said. People who test positive should get an old-fashioned lab test to confirm HIV infection.

Can OraQuick be wrong?

99.9% of people (4,902 out of 4,903) correctly reported a negative test result. The lab and OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test found the same result. This means that 1 out of 4,903 people not infected with HIV reported a positive test result even though that person was really not infected with HIV.