|FTC shuts down Discreet
Jun 15, 2004
Hi Dr. Bob, The Federal Trade Commision has banned the import of Discreet home HIV test into the U.S. They claimed (I believe) a 99.6% accuracy. The FDA tested this kit and found 15% to 56% inaccuracy (both false negative and false positive) depending on when you read the results. As someone who tested positive on this test and negative 3 times since on FDA approved tests (the last at 8 months- Home Access), I am happy to see the truth revealed and the ban! I know many questions have involved this test, and thought you and everyone should know the truth!!! Thanks for all that you do on this great site!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Thanks for the news flash! As I've said for many years, HIV test kits that are not FDA-approved are not approved for a reason! Buyer Beware!
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