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Should I Get Tested After Blood In Mouth

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Blood test positive, mouth swab negative

Hi,I had a blood test done (I believe thats the western blot) a few yrs back that came back positive. My boyfriend was in disbelief so we both got tested with the mouth swab test (I believe thats the Elisa test) and both came back negative. I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The doctor who assured you everything is fine is correct! Whoever ordered the first test, the Western Blot, did so in error! Western Blot tests should only be used to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) HIV-antibody screening test, such... Read more »

Blood in mouth and kissing risk

I had a long open mouth make out session with a guy I didn't really know very well several... Read more »

hiv+ blood in mouth

Hi Dr Frascino,My partner is HIV+, and we were kissing quite passionately when I noticed blood... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HPV Linked to Spike in Cancers of the Mouth

A decade ago, most of Dr. Brian Nussenbaum's oral cancer patients were men over age 60 who drank heavily and used tobacco. Now, the gender ratio is about even and most are ages 45-55, said Nussenbaum, an ear, nose, and throat doctor at Washington... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
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blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying if I could of... Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »

Oraquick in home mouth swab test question

Posted by scaredgirl1, 2 Replies
Hi all. Just wanted to thank anyone ahead of time for taking the time to respond to my post. I have read through some of these forums and think this is a great site for information and support, so thanks for that.
I am one of those people who has... Read more »

MOUTH & TONGUE PROBLEM,.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
3 years ago i practiced some unsafe sex acts{heterosexual}and recently i have had some upper roof of mouth and tongue concerns,the roof of my mouth looks kinda pale and like it feels scorched,my tongue feels the same way except it has lots of... Read more »