Oraquick Oral Fluid Test Reliability

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Kissing and hiv (ORAL FLUID TEST, SALIVA, )

I am just curious, if hiv is not transmitted from kissing without bloody contacts, why is it that oraquick, a product from orasure detects hiv presence in the saliva (no blood in saliva) during the 15 min test? Can you further explain this to me?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not all that safe for lube, etc.? Thank you Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Saliva is not, technically speaking, a sterile fluid, i.e. completely free of all germs. In addition, it may contain trace amounts of HIV; however, it does not transmit... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pilot of Non-Invasive (Oral Fluid) Testing for HIV Within a Community Setting

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraQuick Rapid HIV Test for Oral Fluid

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

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