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Why Is It That Doctors Test Your Saliva For Hiv/aids Infection If You Cannot Get It Through Saliva?

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saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...precautions to significantly reduce the risk of infecting your infant, including not breast-feeding. Most people are tested by private physicians, at local health department facilities, or in hospitals. In addition, many states offer anonymous... Read more »

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HIV Testing

...should result in more general HIV testing in the US. You can arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800)... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...types of viral load (RNA) testing (testing directly for the virus itself). Viral load testing is generally used to allow physicians to track with great accuracy the progression of HIV in the body -- thus helping HIV-infected patients make... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...event -- can answer that question. Approved HIV tests are extremely reliable. There's even a saliva test you can take at many doctor's offices or clinics that will give you results in less than half an hour. (If it comes out positive, you'll... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...our companion website, AIDSHotline.org. Other tests that you will hear about are Viral Load tests. These tests are used by physicians to monitor their patients who have already tested positive for HIV antibodies. Viral Load tests are very... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

a little advice anyone?

Posted by sylvia, 4 Replies
...let my boyfriend go down on me once(and it sucked by the way) then a few weeks later he cheated on me. I started to look up HIV symps and came down with a bunch..i tested negative at like 94 days but now my tongue is white not on the sides more... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected with the virus, but all carry their mothers' antibodies to HIV for several months. If these babies lack symptoms, a doctor cannot make a definitive diagnosis of HIV infection using standard antibody. Health care providers are using new... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW DO I GET TESTED? You can arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks.... Read more »