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New HIV Home Test Cautiously Awaited in Maine

July 23, 2012

Maine HIV/AIDS prevention groups say an HIV test recently approved for at-home use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could increase HIV testing, but also could leave some people without access to crucial counseling.

The OraQuick oral test, which was initially approved for use by trained technicians in 2004, will be available to consumers via retail and online outlets by October. Researchers have found that when administered by consumers, the test is accurate 92 percent of the time in those infected, versus 99.98 percent in those who are not. Any positive test requires a confirmatory test in a doctor's office.

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