Life Insurance agents & Saliva testing
Mar 23, 1998
I'm a life insurance agent in Canada & my job requires me to conduct saliva test to prospective insurance clients. What is the probability of me contracting aids from this source & just how accurate are these test?
Response from Ms. Breuer
The saliva test for HIV is an antibody test, not a direct test for the virus itself. You do not risk infection with HIV by conducting these tests.
The accuracy of the antibody test, whether it is performed on blood or on saliva, is generally calculated at 99.8%.
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