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Risk associated with taking an Oral Rapid HIV Test

Rapid Oral HIV Test:1. Is there ANY risk of contracting HIV by taking one of these rapid oral HIV tests? 2. Can the HIV antigen which is part of the device infect someone?3. Is the HIV antigen which is part of the device ... is it dead HIV? 4. If...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, of course not.No, of course not.No, it's a protein component of HIV.It is noninfectious.No, even if you ate the swab, there would be no risk of acquiring HIV!No, of course not.Dr. Bob Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »

Oral HIV Testing

Looking through a resource manual published by the Centers for Disease Control, I learned that HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Van Offers Painless, Oral HIV Tests

...being infected more frequently than other ethnic groups. Some people do not get tested because they are not aware of the latest testing methods, do not have the time, or fear a negative result. All positive test results must be confirmed with an... Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rapid Oral HIV Test

...emotional support services, as needed. He or she can also tell you about the services available through the VA. What is the Rapid Oral HIV Test? This test tells if you have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. With the rapid test, results take as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Virginia: Colleges Offer Students Oral HIV Tests

...Student Health Services Dr. Jan Palmer said Wednesday. Fairmont State University and Glenville State College already offer oral HIV testing though student health services, and Marshall University offers it through the Cabell-Huntington Health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

... According to San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, analyses of more than 6,000 rapid-result oral HIV tests conducted in city public health clinics since spring found 47 positive results in patients who were negative in follow-up Read more »
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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 »

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) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

ORAL SEX AND HIV TEST

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 Read more »