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How Accurate Is Hiv Saliva Test

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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Large U.S. Study Shows Which HIV Tests Are Most Accurate

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . NAM aidsmap reported that a large, two-part San Francisco study indicated that "fourth-generation" laboratory and rapid HIV tests were more effective than other commonly used HIV tests in diagnosing acute... Read more »
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Saliva testing for HIV

Do you feel a home HIV saliva test kit would be a positive or negative in slowing the spread of HIV....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
This is really a difficult question to answer. Home testing has just started in 2 states (Florida and Texas) using a home blood test, and it's hard to predict if it will have any effect at slowing the spread of HIV. Only time will tell.Home... Read more »

Kissing and hiv (ORAL FLUID TEST, SALIVA, )

I am just curious, if hiv is not transmitted from kissing without bloody contacts, why is it that oraquick, a product from orasure detects hiv presence in the saliva (no blood in saliva) during the 15 min test? Can you further explain this to me? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As in the case with so many questions submitted to this forum, the answer you request was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. Bobsaliva qJul 18, 2006 Dear Dr.Bob, I've read it in the archives that the saliva is steril,... Read more »

testing saliva

Dear Ryan,If you can test for hiv thru saliva then why cant you become infected by saliva? Also if a person has a high viral load could saliva become infectious? ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Oral testing, like HIV antibody blood testing, does not test for HIV, but for antibodies to HIV in oral fluid. An FDA approved test, called Orasure, uses a cotton fiber pad that is placed in between the gum and lower cheek for about two minutes.... Read more »

Life Insurance agents & Saliva testing

I'm a life insurance agent in Canada & my job requires me to conduct saliva test to prospective insurance clients. What is the probability of me contracting aids from this source & just how accurate are these test?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The saliva test for HIV is an antibody test, not a direct test for the virus itself. You do not risk infection with HIV by conducting these tests. The accuracy of the antibody test, whether it is performed on blood or on saliva, is generally... Read more »
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Switch625 - HIV Saliva Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Switch - what do you know about the HIV saliva test being used by some insurance companies as a substitute for blood testing ? Is is accurate and how does it work ? Read more »

saliva test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How accurate are the saliva tests? I hear both on them...yet some HIV clinics only use them as their testing methods. Thanks! :)

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Saliva Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are saliva tests just as accurate as blood tests? Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »