Health Canada Asks That HIV Home Test Kit Be Pulled
September 13, 2011
Health Canada has asked Toronto-based Accu-Metrics to stop advertising and selling its HIV home test kits, and the agency is reminding consumers that no such kit has been approved for use in Canada. Accu-Metrics said it will comply and stop selling the Accu-HIV 1& 2 Saliva Test to Canadians via its website. Persons who have used the test are advised to consult their physician to undergo HIV screening via an approved method; a list of community testing sites can be accessed at www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/aids-sida/info/4-eng.php#find. For more information about the advisory, telephone Health Canada's Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991 or 866-225-0709.
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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