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Re: HELP!!!! PCR RNA test is it accurate???
      01/10/08 06:15 AM

Deep kissing, open mouth kissing, or french kissing, whatever you want to term it, is not a risk for HIV. (Refer to table 1 in the following document for exposure routes and odds of infection, you will notice kissing isn't even on the chart!: http://www.aegis.org/pubs/mmwr/2005/RR5402-1.html)
Whatever previous information you read on kissing being a risky behavior is either outdated, or could be referring to a theoretical risk where both mouths have deep bleeding fresh cuts resulting in adequate amount of blood to blood contact.
As for PCR testing, it is not recommended as a diagnostic tool. Even if the PCR test showed an elevated viral load, you would still be required to take an antibody test followed by the western blot if positive. There is just no way around it.
Let me restate, you had NO risk to begin with! Antibody testing is only required in your case to calm your fears...

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