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Saliva Hiv Testing

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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
...states (Florida and Texas) using a home blood test, and it's hard to 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... 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 »

Kissing and hiv (ORAL FLUID TEST, SALIVA, )

I am just curious, if hiv is not transmitted from kissing without bloody contacts, why is it that ... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

...stuck witha needle, or don't get tested at all. Now, for those of you who hateneedles, you have an additional choice. It's the saliva HIV antibody test,sold under the name &"OraSure.&" Like the blood tests, this test looks for HIVantibodies. ... 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

...different tests, but this is the only rapid test that's capable of detecting p24 antigen in addition to antibody. So it's a saliva test? No, it's blood. And the Determine Combo assay that looks at antigen, as well as antibodies, detected... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...Area of this website: How long do I have to wait until I get tested? Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS When taking an antibody test, what does a Negative, Positive, and Indeterminate test result mean? What... 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 »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...put me at risk for possible infection. my concern is the test results. when i was younger and first received information on HIV and AIDS i was told that the virus COULD be detected shortly after infection but that to be totally sure the test... Read more »

saliva test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How accurate are the saliva tests? I hear both on them...yet some HIV clinics only use them as their testing methods. Thanks! :) Read more »

Saliva Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are saliva tests just as accurate as blood tests? Read more »