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HIV1/HIV2 Home test kit

Mar 1, 2001

I prefer to be tested privately at home so I used the Home Access Test kit which tests for HIV1 only. Is there a technical reason that HIV2 cannot also be detected through a home testing kit? I know many labs test for both and was wondering why not include HIV2 screening as well for the home test. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Don't know, you'll have to ask Home Access or the CDC.

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