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PostSubject: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:14 pm

HIV testing implies a blood-based analysis.

But a new, easy to use, and quick one could replace it.

A research team led by Dr. Nitika Pai, a postdoctoral fellow at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), tested 450 individuals for HIV infection at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Sevagram India with the oral fluid-based OraQuick HIV1/2 test.

32 % were found to be HIV positive and the method proved to be 100 % accurate and the patientsí preferred choice.

The team compared the diagnostic accuracy of the OraQuick test from two samples, one got from oral fluid (saliva) and the other from a blood-based finger stick, with the classical blood tests. The oral fluid test presented a 100 % accuracy compared to the finger-stick blood test, with one false positive (99.7 % specificity).

For the oral test, sample collecting posed little discomfort, but in 66 % of the cases, finger testing produced discomfort.

The oral OraQuick test has been already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, but some previous researches had pointed a weaker power and the research made in India came with a more precise answer. "Based on our findings, the oral test is the preferred choice for HIV field testing by rural Indians," said Dr. Pai, a physician epidemiologist. "The other advantages are that results are available within 40 minutes compared to the standard blood test, which takes up to two weeks. This test can also be performed by health workers with minimal training, eliminating the need for specialist laboratory technicians."

"Rapid point of care HIV testing is a very important component of HIV control initiatives and programs. In particular, non-invasive, simple, accurate oral fluid-based, rapid tests have the potential to make a big impact on HIV screening. They open the door to the possibility of home-based HIV testing," she said.
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Makes You Wonder About The Actual % Of AIDS/HIV Present In Saliva.

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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:59 pm

Hmm, interesting. Simple also.

Before I get married/before sex both myself and my partner will have to take an HIV test, and thats a simple way to do it.

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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:56 am

i get tested for HIV every three monthz
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:02 pm

Oh wow..lolz..I never been tested..hehehe!

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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:59 pm

I read about this on here and then I saw them use it on the Tyra Banks show. It'll be good if it can be sold over the counter because then maybe more people will get tested. Many people probably don't go because of the hassles with hospitals or because they think if they are charged they won't be able to afford it, plus some people are scared of needles or anything involving blood. It's a nice alternative.

I like that people won't have to wait for 2 weeks as well. The sooner they know, the sooner they can try to do something about it and get treatment.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:59 pm

Christina, I'm so scared of needles. Yes, and its quite good <---the new quick and easy HIV oral test.

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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:39 pm

HIV dont worry wid nobody
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:09 pm

but everybody worry about HIV!

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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:46 am

^^lol true

Beverly89 wrote:
Christina, I'm so scared of needles. Yes, and its quite good <---the new quick and easy HIV oral test.

Well hopefully they start selling them over the counter soon... if they aren't already. Then you can get tested without dealing with needles or pricking lol Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:02 am

I don't need to get tested because i haven't done anything yet waiting for the right person
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:33 am

Even though you haven't had sex, there are still other ways that people can get AIDS by accident.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:29 pm

True...

You can get HIV by using a needle while taking an injection, piercing and tattoos.
And they're many more.

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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:00 am

yepp,

any blood to blood contact with a person that has HIV or AIDS can give you the disease.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:04 pm

Yes....thats true...

Thats why you can't blame it on sexual intercourse alone and says that you never had sex so there is no need to take an HIV test.

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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:38 pm

Over the counter HIV tests? If they do that then thereís no way in them having a record on the virusí infection rate. Iím not with that.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:50 pm

Snoopy Snoop wrote:
Over the counter HIV tests? If they do that then thereís no way in them having a record on the virusí infection rate. Iím not with that.

uh oh I didn't think about that, but I still think it's a good option.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:48 pm

i tested negative for HIV last time i had the test done

i really hated waiting for hrs to get that test at the clinic...

maybe O-T-C cud change that but sumtimes the product mite be on high demand and finish out but its no biggie
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PostSubject: Re: The New Quick and Easy HIV Oral Test   Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:51 pm

i dont wanna even hear about that hiv thing
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