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Can A Nose Swab Determine Hiv Status

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How Employers Can Determine Your HIV status

Dear Doctor:I know insurance companies are not allowed to disclose the name of an employee but they are allowed to share information about medical costs for a specific employee. Given the high cost for HIV treatment.(on average $20K per year and...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I understand your point, and an employer can certainly speculate on why an employee has such high medical bills, even more so if it a person who is out at work. However, it is all speculation. How many employers (and other ignorant people) assume... Read more »

Do I need to take another step to determine my status?

Dear Dr. Bob, I read your thoughtful reply to Ms. Smarty Pants. I thought I'd ask your advice... Read more »

Using PCR test to determine your status

Can you take a PCR test to determine your HIV status? If so, how soon can you take the test if you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Entering Labor Should Be Given Rapid HIV Test to Determine Treatment to Prevent Vertical HIV Transmission, Study Says

Women entering labor whose HIV status is unknown should be given a rapid HIV test to determine whether treatment is necessary to reduce the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission, according to a study to be published in the July 14 issue of the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Illinois House Rejects Legislation That Would Have Repealed Act Requiring Students to Report Their HIV Status

The Illinois House on Tuesday voted 62-43 to reject a bill (HB 4314 ) that would have repealed a state act requiring students to report their HIV-positive status to school principals, the Springfield State Journal Register reports. Under the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Determinants of Recent HIV Infection Among Seattle-Area Men Who Have Sex With Men

The study authors sought to identify HIV infection risk factors related to partner selection and sexual behaviors with those partners among men who have sex with men (MSM) in King County, Wash. Participants were recruited from Seattle-area HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure's First-Ever Home HIV Test Now on Store Shelves

OraQuick -- the OraSure Technologies rapid-results oral swab HIV test -- is now available for direct in-home use at more than 30,000 retailers nationwide, including CVS and Walgreens, as well as on the company's website. "For the first time ever,... Read more »
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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms are more convincing.
How much... Read more »

Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... Read more »

Swab from urethra

Posted by boydanny81
is a swab from urethra can detect std ? tpha neg vdrl non reacted hiv neg Read more »