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How Accurate Are Swab Testings For Hiv

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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 »

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 »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...least once a year, or if you have symptoms. Syphilis blood test Gonorrhea urine test for men; urine tests or vaginal swabs for women; throat and/or anal swabs in people having oral and/or anal sex Chlamydia urine test or vaginal... 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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Hospitals to Offer Rapid HIV Tests

...Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test at no cost (Lucadamo, New York Daily News , 3/30). The OraQuick test requires users to swab their gums and then place the swab in a holder. After 20 minutes, one line appears on the strip if the test result is... 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 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 »

Where can I get the Rapid Oral Test

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...Where can I gte the rapid oral swab test? How much does the rapid oral swab test cost? Is it conclusive? 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 self doubting, since the symptoms Read more »