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Hiv Mouth Swab Testing

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$100 donation please help what can effect the rapid mouth swab test?

hello there Doc! i want to first say it is a great thing that you do! I have a technical question no one can answer for me and maybe you can ok i have been hearing that somethings such as eating,brushing,smoking or drinking coffee can effect the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Neither eating, nor brushing, nor smoking, nor drinking coffee will affect the results of the HIV-1/2 oral fluid rapid test for HIV. Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

oral swab- this question's never been asked!!!

Hi, Dr. Bob, After a couple hours of scouring through all the posts on this wonderful forum, I... Read more »

30 days ? How definitive ?

After 30 days...I tried the AWARE Oral HIV1/2 test mouth swab and tested negative. A day adter I... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.K. City to Participate in Pilot Home-Based HIV Testing Program

..."HIV testing is not something people should be afraid to come forward for." She added, "Thousands of people in the U.K. are tested each year, but we would like to test more" (Lahive, Sheffield Star , 5/21). Back to other news for May 2009 ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Des Moines Church Offers HIV Test With Sermon

...the sermon, a few people visited the nurse downstairs to sign up for the test. After filling out paperwork, they waited to be tested. She counseled with each of them privately, asking specific questions about sexual histories and drug use. She... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Quick Results Up Number of People Getting HIV Test

...rapid oral HIV test last October. Approved last year, the mouth swab test gives results in 20 minutes, compared to the older HIV testing method that required drawing blood and took up to two weeks for results. This April, AID Atlanta tested 364... Read more »
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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...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 symptoms,... Read more »

I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...Well I had the blood test done for HIV 11 weeks after my exposure and it was negative, then did the mouth swab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I felt at peace with things, but then I got my Pap smear back and it said it found abnormal Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...down on him, but he didn't come). A few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3 months after the encounter (mouth swab) - negative. Then, a month later (that makes it four months after the... Read more »

drug test

Posted by Anonymous
...i had to take a drug test in order for a job. it was like the same test i took for the hiv test with the cotton swab in my mouth . i would like to know if the drug test also shows if you hav hiv or not?? Read more »