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Saliva Test

Good morning Dr. I want to know if I take medications for HIV for over 2 yrs and Im undectectible, if I get a saliva test, would it show Im positive
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Yes, even with an undetectable HIV viral load, HIV antibody tests remain positive. BY Read more »

Saliva Test

I'm looking to get life insurance; they require a saliva test, why? Read more »

new saliva test?

For years we've heard that HIV cannot be transmitted by saliva. If that's so, then why is there a... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled, "A Clinical Study of Antigen/Antibody Rapid Testing for Acute HIV Infection." 1 This is a study that is unique in a couple of ways. It's essentially a... Read more »
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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 Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

...For years, we have been testing folks for HIV using blood tests. It'ssomething people have become accustomed to. But what if you don't likegetting blood tests? Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...Frequently Asked Questions 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... 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 »

saliva test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...n e one know how accurae a saliva test is....and when is a good time to take one ? thanks 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 »