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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
...predict if it will have any effect at slowing the spread of HIV. Only time will tell.Home testing (whether it be using blood or saliva) has it's pro's and cons.PROS:A person who's scared about being seen in a clinic can do the test without anyone... Read more »

HIV saliva hometest versus HIV ELISA test

Case StudyTwenty-two countries participated in the studies herin referenced. A total 0f 3,867... Read more »

HIV test indeterminate

...indicating an indeterminate result. today 3/27 he had the saliva Hiv testing and was negative.... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

...what if you don't likegetting blood tests? What if you really hate getting stuck with a needle? Until now, when it came to HIV testing, you had two choices ... get stuck witha needle, or don't get tested at all. Now, for those of you who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beijing to Offer Free Saliva Tests for HIV

... Beginning this month, three Beijing hospitals will offer a saliva test for HIV. The oral fluid-based kit will make it easier to test for HIV in areas without proper facilities to draw blood and to test certain Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...there. This raised the question, which we tried to answer in this poster: How do the variety of available and now newly available HIV tests perform given that there is so much acute infection that was previously unrecognized in these testing... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... 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 »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...repeated after 6 months. this was well over a decade ago. so i don't know if things have changed since then. i know that there are tests for HIV using saliva and that some tests can be done where the results can be found in 20 minutes. but does... Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »