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Hiv Testing With Culture Swab

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HIV/throat culture

Can a throat culture accurately detect HIV infection?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only way to diagnose HIV is with an HIV-specific test. There are HIV-diagnostic tests that use oral fluids and are obtained by swabbing the gums (not the throat).Dr. Bob 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 »

candida sp throat infection

My husband is 32yr old and had recently done a throat swab culture which showed Candida Sp .He and... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...system without so much as a symptom, experts recommend regular, widespread screening to detect the disease. (See "Should You Get Tested?" ) Traditional methods of screening require a health professional to collect a swab sample of genital... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Greater Empowerment for Black Women

...gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, says it best: "If you love yourself, you will insist upon your partner getting tested, and you will insist that you get tested as well." Even today, one in five Americans living with HIV don't... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...them consistently and correctly, but transmission can still occur since condoms may not cover all infected areas. You can get tested to find out if you are infected with the herpes virus. Complications Genital herpes infections usually do... Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...the United States. However, around 200,000 people have no idea they are infected. The majority of Americans have never been tested for HIV. So if they are HIV positive, they are not only missing out on lifesaving treatment, they are also... Read more »
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Chlamydia/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on Sunday evening. They refused to give me PEP (it was unprotected vaginal). A culture was done to check for STDS (Urethral Swab) and it came back +ve for Chlamydia. I know I have to go through 3 months of hell waiting on HIV results but I'm... Read more »

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 »

Boyfriend just diagnosed

Posted by Tori, 4 Replies
...On Halloween, my boyfriend's preliminary HIV test came out positive and it has since been confirmed by some other test. We are a mongamous couple who only used protection 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 »