|Oral HIV Testing
Feb 18, 1998
Looking through a resource manual published by the Centers for Disease Control, I learned that HIV testing can be done orally by scrapping cells off of the side of a person's mouth and this process is as accurate without involving any blood. What I would like to know is if we can test for HIV through cells in the mouth, why is the disease not transmitted through things like kissing?
| Response from Mr. Sowadsky
Hi. Thank you for your question. For the answer to this question, please go to the articles area of this website, and read the posting, The New Saliva HIV Tests. This article goes into detail about these tests, and also directly answers your question. As time goes on, we can expect the oral HIV tests to become more widely available, and the cost to decrease.
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