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Oraquick- drinking water
An_256693 posted:
Hello, I recently took the oraquick hiv test at home after a hookup 6 months prior with someone I barely knew. They claimed to be negative. My result was negative, as I expected as I always use protection. However, I became a little nervous before the test and had a small sip of water about 20 minutes before the test instead of the 30 minutes the directions state. After I reread this I called Oraquick and they said my result was invalid because of the small sip of water. My mouth was still very dry after the sip of water. *Can I still trust my result? Thanks.
georgiagail responded:
It is highly unlikely this small sip of water skewed the accuracy of these test results.

j8569 replied to georgiagail's response:
Okay, thank you Gail. Would you recommend retesting? Or just accepting the result?
j8569 replied to j8569's response:
I went out and purchased another oraquick testing kit and the result was still negative, thankfully. Thank you for alleviating some of the anxiety for me though, Gail!

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