Rapid HIV Test Approved by U.S. FDA
August 13, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 AF/Ab Combo test that can detect an HIV infection and distinguish between an early infection and an established HIV infection from "human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole-blood specimens." Developed by Alere's Israel-based Orgenics subsidiary, the Alere Determine rapid HIV test not only would provide faster HIV diagnosis, but also would be relatively simple to use in remote high-incidence areas such as sub-Saharan Africa.
Medical News Today
08.12.2013; Nick Valentine
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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