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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 »

Urethra Cotton Swab Test

Hi,I went to my local health department to get STI testing. One of the things they did is shove a... Read more »

Oral Swab Test

How effective is an oral swab test for HIV at 29 days?... Read more »
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oral swab test - elisa + western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know about this oral swab test they give at free clinics? Are they as sensitive as a real blood test? The test consists of an oral thing you hold against your gums for awhile, and then they do 2 elisa screens on it, followed by a western... Read more »

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 about the pos. I have no... 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 performed the test wrong. I was told to brush my gums for a period o time, then the nurse put the... Read more »

Oraquick in home mouth swab test question

Posted by scaredgirl1, 2 Replies
Hi all. Just wanted to thank anyone ahead of time for taking the time to respond to my post. I have read through some of these forums and think this is a great site for information and support, so thanks for that.
I am one of those people who has... Read more »