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Oral testing for HIV II

My wife is from England and has tested (+)for HIV-II. The results of my last test showed that I am negative. I am afraid to retest. I however considered taking the oral test anonymously. Is this test sensitive enough to detect HIV II?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
... much milder and many people live for a long time with no clinical problems. So don't be afraid to get retested. The oral tests for HIV work similarly to the blood test, but I don't know any statistics to compare how well it works compared to... Read more »

oral tests and HIV-2

After 2 oral tests one at 4 months and another at 7 months, both negative, I continue to have... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pilot of Non-Invasive (Oral Fluid) Testing for HIV Within a Community Setting

...recruited 427 MSM. In a smaller regional center, Toowoomba, 37 additional MSM were recruited. The Orasure system was used to test oral fluids for HIV antibodies. In addition to submitting an oral fluid specimen, each participant was invited to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Van Offers Painless, Oral HIV Tests

...National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the California Prevention and Education Project offered free rapid, oral fluid based HIV testing from a van on Fifth and Washington streets in Oakland. In Alameda County, 50 percent of people infected with... Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rapid Oral HIV Test

... Why is Counseling Recommended Before and After Taking the Test? Deciding whether to get an HIV test may not be easy. Fear and worry about the test are common feelings, both before taking the test and while waiting for results. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (early release). The MMWR report covers oral fluid rapid HIV testing done in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in New York City (NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008.... 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 »

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 »

Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval

Posted by Anonymous
...provide results within 20 minutes by using a swab to collect oral mucosal transudate, or OMT, from the mouth. In the past, rapid HIV tests required blood samples. "Where the rapid test is available, those tested get their results within... 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 »