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When Is The Best Time To Take An Hiv Swab Test

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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 swab HIV test is correct. I would suggest you go back to the site that improperly collected the specimen and talk to whoever is in charge Read more »

hiv swab testing and dentures

i finaly after 2 long years built up the curage to go get tested..its 12 months since i had... Read more »

HIV from Swab

Dr Bob,First a disclaimer - yes this is going to sound crazy and will probably end up in your... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...is recognized and treated early. Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that cause sores, is important in the spread of HIV infection. A person infected with herpes may have a greater risk of getting HIV. This may be due to the open sores... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rapid HIV Tests Highly Effective in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in India, Study Finds

... Rapid HIV tests have been found to be highly effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in clinical trials in India, according 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 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 Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my Read more »

oral swab testing concern

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...period which was 7 mths. My concern is that I may have performed the test wrong. I was told to brush my gums for a period o time, then the nurse put the stick in a solution which negative results. The problem having is how do I know if I gave... Read more »

For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks (by that time about 95% of positives come back positive). Then test at 6 months, and then at Read more »