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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 your two subsequent negative... Read more »

Risk associated with taking an Oral Rapid HIV Test

Rapid Oral HIV Test:1. Is there ANY risk of contracting HIV by taking one of these rapid oral HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rapid Oral HIV Test

... Why is Counseling Recommended Before and After Taking the Test? Deciding whether to get an HIV test may not be easy. Fear and worry about the test are common feelings, both before taking the test and while waiting for results. Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Oral Fluid Based Rapid HIV Test Kit

...window on the device. Although the results of rapid screenings will be reported in point-of-care settings, as with all screening tests for HIV, if the OraQuick test gives a reactive test result, that result must be confirmed with an additional... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...number of false positive results. CDC also recommends that all providers clearly describe the strengths and weaknesses of rapid HIV tests to their clients, including the need to confirm reactive rapid tests. Additional Resources MMWR:... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

...New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said its STI clinics have switched to OraSure's OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV Test that screens blood (Health department release, 6/18). The OraQuick test requires users to swab their gums and... Read more »
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ORAL SEX AND HIV TEST

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I received unprotected oral sex (I am a male) from another male whose HIV status I did not know. I don't think he had any sores or blood in his mouth and 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 »

Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval

Posted by Anonymous
...provide results within 20 minutes by using a swab to collect oral mucosal transudate, or OMT, from the mouth. In the past, rapid HIV tests required blood samples. "Where the rapid test is available, those tested get their results within... Read more »

reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would Read more »