Swab The Mouth To Test For Hiv

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oral swab- this question's never been asked!!!

Hi, Dr. Bob, After a couple hours of scouring through all the posts on this wonderful forum, I found no posts that pertained to my own question(s). I am a 22 year old female living in Georgia in the United States. I had unprotected sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What you read online regarding the proper way to conduct an oral swabHIV test is correct. I would suggest you go back to the site that improperly collected the specimen and talk to whoever is in charge of Read more »

$100 donation please help what can effect the rapid mouth swab test?

hello there Doc! i want to first say it is a great thing that you do! I have a technical question... Read more »

question on someone else's question!

Dr. Bob, I just read a post before posting my own that is almost EXACTLY my own scenario! It... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infectious-Disease Specialist MarkAlain Dery at Tulane Medical Center Uses Music to Promote HIV Testing

...Annual HAMP (HIV Awareness Music Project) at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St. The musical review's performers will undergo rapid HIV testing in a bid to show patrons how easy it is to get screened and know your status. HAMP is the brainchild of... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
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Victories for Transgender Advocates; Next Up -- Passing GENDA

...Previously, doctors had to ask for written consent. The bill's sponsors believe that this change will make it easier for doctors to test for HIV. The legislative session will end June 28, pending a final state budget. It officially resumes in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.K. City to Participate in Pilot Home-Based HIV Testing Program

...who have sex with men, will allow people to obtain the test kits through Web sites or community outreach centers. To take the HIV test, individuals must take a mouthswab and send it to a laboratory for testing. The lab then confidentially... Read more »
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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouthswab 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 Read more »

I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...Well I had the blood test done for HIV 11 weeks after my exposure and it was negative, then did the mouthswab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I felt at peace with things, but then I got my Pap smear back and it said it found abnormal Read more »

drug test

Posted by Anonymous
...i had to take a drug test in order for a job. it was like the same test i took for the hiv test with the cotton swab in my mouth . i would like to know if the drug test also shows if you hav hiv or not?? Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3 months after the encounter (mouthswab) - negative. Then, a month later (that makes it four months after the encounter), I got a blood test. Still... Read more »
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