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Hiv Testing And Oral Swabs

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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 found no posts that pertained to my own question(s). I am a 22 year old female living in Georgia in the United States. I had unprotected sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What you read online regarding the proper way to conduct an oral swab HIV test is correct. I would suggest you go back to the site that improperly collected the specimen and talk to whoever is in Read more »

Drug interactions affecting result of HIV rapid test

Dr. Frascino,Recently I was tested using the OraQuick advance rapid HIV test (oral swab) and the... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: A New Tune in HIV Battle

... State Rep. Borris Miles says his district, which includes Houston's Sunnyside neighborhood, has the highest HIV infection rate in Texas. Now, in a bid to raise AIDS awareness among young people in the predominantly African-American area, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: HIV-Positive and They Don't Know it

...gay men at city sexual health clinics and gay social venues, enrolling 745 participants who were interviewed and given an oral swab HIV test. Of the men, 13.4 percent were HIV-positive, including 9.6 percent of men not enrolled at the clinics.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Get Tested for HIV, Get Free Concert Tickets

... People ages 15-30 who get tested for HIV during a series of testing days will receive free tickets to the "Hip-Hop 4 HIV Know Your Status!" concert on June 30 at Houston's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: U.S. Civil Rights Leader Encourages Inmates to Get Tested for HIV

...HIV test and talked to inmates about the importance of knowing their HIV status. Dozens of detainees lined up to take the oral swab, rapid-result test. "You can help us attack a killer disease before a killer disease kills us all," the civil... 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 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 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 Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...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 encounter), I got a blood test. Still... Read more »