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hiv swab testing and dentures

i finaly after 2 long years built up the curage to go get tested..its 12 months since i had unprotected anal sex with a person of unknown status and 7 months since i had unprotected oral sex with some one of unknown status..now my question is would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the oral fluid rapid test results. Yell WOO-HOO and start celebrating. Thanks for the donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV from Swab

Dr Bob,First a disclaimer - yes this is going to sound crazy and will probably end up in your... Read more »

HIV (HIV and HEPATITIS C from SNORTING COCAINE through a rolled-up dollar bill, 2009)

If someone is HIV positive and you share a note while using cocaine can you become infected??? Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

... It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...three shots. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C . Flu shots are recommended in the fall for all people with HIV. FluMist nasal spray should not be used by people with HIV. People with HIV should not receive tetanus and diphtheria ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a... Read more »
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Please help me, i am DESPERATE!!!!!

Posted by snake, 2 Replies
...much for a bowel movement. Please help any comments or opinions are welcome. Tested for HIV on: 2nd week post exposure:w/swab oraquick : Non-reactive 3rd week post exposure:w/EIA ABS HIV 1/2 :Non-reactive 4th week post exposure:w/finger... Read more »

Boyfriend just diagnosed

Posted by Tori, 4 Replies
...by some other test. We are a mongamous couple who only used protection when I was fertile to prevent pregnancy. His HIV+ status was due to a needle stick injury that occurred in May. I suspect he was given erroneous info, but it may have been... Read more »

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 Read more »

oral swab testing concern

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently tested negative using quick at my nearest clinic. I tested outside of the window period which was 7 mths. My concern is that I may have performed the test wrong. I was told to brush my gums for a period o time, then the nurse put the... Read more »