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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraQuick Rapid HIV Test for Oral Fluid

What is the significance of the FDA's approval of the OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid on Mar. 26, 2004? What is the difference between the new OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid and the OraQuick rapid HIV-1 test for blood approved by FDA... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to ease my mind. No known exposure ever in my life. Tested neg in 2005 and had my child in 2007 who is fine and healthy. Since getting pregnant only 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You did not have a "false negative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Your negative HIV status was confirmed and reconfirmed by... Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Confused,Yes, there are many mixed messages out there regarding the HIV test window. Guidelines in parts of Australia advise that a six weeks test is conclusive. Other older guidelines claim six months are necessary for a definitive result. In... Read more »

PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can get this type of HIV test done two weeks after they believe they were infected. The reason I'm asking is I could use some peace of mind. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Five More Days to Go,I don't recommend PCR testing for routine HIV screening for several reasons: 1.It's not approved for this indication.2.It has a significant rate of false-positives.3.Cost.For routine HIV screening, I recommend an... Read more »

was convinced i had primary hiv thru oral. tested -

its not a question more a little stroy. i had an unprotected blow job off a hooker last apr 18th. i didnt tell my girl about it coz i thought there was no danger of std's. then i found out that u can catch nasty sh=t, even aids. few weeks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story. Hopefully it will help others who are similarly "convinced" they have HIV when in reality they do not.WOO-HOO!Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval

Posted by Anonymous
Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval
Friday, March 26, 2004 Posted: 4:02 PM EST (2102 GMT)




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HIV Rapid Oral Fluid Test Accuracy.

Posted by Baily, 1 Reply
Does anyone know about HIV rapid oral fluid test's accuracy. I have been reading mixed reviews that the rapid oral test has a history of false negitives and does not preform as what the manufactor claims >99%.

I tested with an oral fluid test at... Read more »

Oral HIV testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I hear that clinics (not sure if all clinics) also give out oral HIV tests. Is that true? What do they do with that and are they reliable?? Read more »

Oral HIV test

Posted by gloomy83, 2 Replies
Hello,

I am new here but I will try to make my story short. I have been afraid of HIV for the past seven years. I have a had a few partners and required a condom for each sexual act. It was not until four years ago when my partner removed the condom... Read more »