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Oral Hiv Testing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Housing Works

Independent Testing for Independence Day: FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Oral HIV Test

Image: courtesy of AP and OraSure Technologies, Inc. In the continued fight to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new weapon: an over-the-counter, oral-test for people to check their... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are Oral HIV Tests Accurate?

I got an oral HIV swab test done in a clinic today, and it was negative. I have had no new partners since a year or so ago, so there's no chance that I have contracted the virus within the past few months.Are the oral tests really as accurate...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes the oral test are very accurate. If it has been more than 90 days since your last exposure your results are considered conclusive.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

How confident can i be with my rapid oral HIV test?

my last possible exposure was in December 2009. my partners step mom had passed away and found out she was HIV positive. He said he got tested and was negative, so i didn't worry about it. I have not had sexual intercourse since that time in...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:I am not sure where your risk came in. Transmission of HIV does not occur from casual contact. Unless your partner was having unprotected sex or sharing needles with his stepmom, I would not be concerned. Any testing done outside of the... Read more »

Oral HIV Testing

Looking through a resource manual published by the Centers for Disease Control, I learned that HIV testing can be done orally by scrapping cells off of the side of a person's mouth and this process is as accurate without involving any blood....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. For the answer to this question, please go to the articles area of this website, and read the posting, The New Saliva HIV Tests. This article goes into detail about these tests, and also directly answers your... Read more »

Rapid oral HIV test....almost at peace...just need your affirmation

Hi Dr Bob, I visited your forum about 6 years ago when I committed a very foolish unprotected sex mistake. I put myself through hell during the time while I was waiting in anguish for my ELISA test results - negative. Of course, who said that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Pop the cork and save a glass of Dom for me! WOO-HOO!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval

Posted by Anonymous
Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval
Friday, March 26, 2004 Posted: 4:02 PM EST (2102 GMT)


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Oral HIV testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I hear that clinics (not sure if all clinics) also give out oral HIV tests. Is that true? What do they do with that and are they reliable?? Read more »

Oral HIV test

Posted by gloomy83, 2 Replies

I am new here but I will try to make my story short. I have been afraid of HIV for the past seven years. I have a had a few partners and required a condom for each sexual act. It was not until four years ago when my partner removed the condom... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I received unprotected oral sex (I am a male) from another male whose HIV status I did not know. I don't think he had any sores or blood in his mouth and I know that I did not have any sores or cuts on my penis. Was I put at risk for HIV? . When... Read more »