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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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Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT... Read more »

Dr. Bob, hope you had a good vacation. Please answer. (SALIVA, SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

Dr. Bob, My very close friend has tested positive for HIV recently. We used to be very very... 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

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... 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? What if you really hate getting stuck with a needle? Until now, when it came to HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups Protest Ruling in Case Regarding HIV-Positive Man, Saliva

Several HIV/AIDS advocacy groups are saying that a recent ruling in a Dallas County, Texas, case that an HIV-positive man who spit into the mouth and eye of a Dallas police officer was using saliva as a deadly weapon was excessive, the Dallas... Read more »
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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! :)

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HIV from saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. I need your help. My fiance' apprehended a shoplifter where he works. The guy spit in his face. He can't remember if any of this mans saliva got into his mouth or eyes. Anyways, I told him he has nothing to worry about but he's very nervous. Is... Read more »

Saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Okay now I am so freaking confused. Is HIV/AIDS found in saliva or Not. People on here are saying yes, how else will you be able to take a oral AIDS test. Read more »

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 »