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Saliva Rapid HIV Test Announced

RSCreager rscreager at aol.com
Sun Dec 10 19:45:43 EST 1995

An oral test for HIV with a sensitivity of 100%??? Compared to what?  All
of the data I've seen to date indicate oral fluid testing for HIV 1 and/or
HIV 1+2 antibodies are less than 100% when compared to serum collected
from the same patient.  Are these data published?  What collection device
did you use?  How did you confirm reactives as their is no FDA approved
saliva test for confirmation?  Is your test specific for all known
variants of HIV including tupe O?  How many specimens were tested in your
clinical trials, how many sites, how many lots of reagents, etc.  Please
let me know where I can obtain additonal information.  
Richard S. Creager

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