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Mar 29, 2004, 08:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- A new HIV test will soon be available in the United States -- one that lets patients avoid needles and gives them results in only 20 minutes.

The Food and Drug Administration said the results of the OraQuick test are accurate 99 percent of the time. It's the first AIDS test that uses a treated cotton swab along the gums to screen for HIV antibodies. Health professionals just stick the swab into a special testing device for on-the-spot results.

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