Good luck getting a different test in a clinic, the majority of clinics here use the exact same test as the home test. They have all bought into orasure's claims of accuracy with ease of testing and speed.View Thread
The C line is simply a line of Goat anti-human antigen, that will bind to many human produced antibodies.
The T line is a simply a line of gp41 HIV antigen, that will bind to gp41 HIV antibodies.
The presence of a C line and no T line, means the sample was good, in that it contained a good sample size of your antibodies, no T line means an insignificant amount or none of those antibodies were gp41 HIV antibodies.
I see many people who have signs of HIV but can't test positive on Oraquick. Yet we are to believe it has over 99.99% accuracy at 3 weeks. Something doesn't seem right. Could it be Orasure fabricated the accuracy study of its test? I don't have any other testing options available to me.
How we have many people who are positive but don't know because Oraquick doesn't work on them.View Thread
It seems that I was very likely infected with the Herpes Virus, as it is the most common cause of severe swelling, bleeding, and inflammation of entire gingiva along with significant ulceration of the oral cavity, which was a major symptom of mine.
Everything I read says this is most common in teens, and young adults. But I am 30, so it makes me wonder if this is a sign that something is wrong with my immune system. Could this impact my HIV testing?View Thread
Here almost all or all of the clinics use it, including the only free clinic. Most don't have any other test available for people. It would be nice if other testing options were available, seems to be an over reliance on a test that hasn't been proven 100%.View Thread
I assume it is because I am still in the 3 month window period. The 4/5 week test was negative, but that is still early. I will test next week at 6/7 weeks. I was going to test weekly, but it is getting costly to test.View Thread