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One-Minute HIV Test to Debut in San Antonio, Texas

May 30, 2013

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation will begin offering the INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test on June 5. The test provides results in 60 seconds and detects HIV antibodies four to six weeks after initial exposure, while the previous rapid test took 20 minutes and detected antibodies no sooner than three months after being infected. The 60-second test is slightly more precise, with a 99.8 percent accuracy rate compared to the 20-minute test's 99.6 percent rate. The new test costs half as much as the previous test, approximately $7–8 per unit, and has Food and Drug Administration approval. The faster method will allow the foundation to screen more people in the same amount of time. The San Antonio AIDS Foundation will offer the INSTI

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