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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia to Benefit from AIDS Testing Kits From Swiss Company

Upon returning from a conference of African first ladies on HIV/AIDS in Geneva, Zambian first lady Maureen Mwanawasa told reporters on Monday that Swiss company Boehringer Ingelheim had offered to give 15 African countries an undisclosed quantity of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Self-Test Kits Ineffective Among High-Risk Populations, Study Says

Some HIV self-test kits are used improperly by high-risk groups, and such groups can interpret test results inaccurately, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada Asks That HIV Home Test Kit Be Pulled

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... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Rapid Test Kit Question -- Donation Given to your Aids Foundation

Hello Dr. Bob, Sorry for the repititious question today, as I have not received an answer yet so I thought of donating to your Aids Foundation.I have ordered an HIV rapid test kit. As I am in a remote area right now, I had to get a HIV rapid test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your fears are unwarranted. It is absolutely impossible to contract HIV from any type of HIV diagnostic test! (They would be far too dangerous to ever be approved!)Antigens are circulating proteins that combine in a lock-and-key-type reaction... Read more »

Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Well, I got my hands on a HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit made by Core. A pharmacist can me the rapid test since I could not pick my self and test readings came out positive. Remember I am the guy who is currently in a third world country on business...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A positive rapid HIV test is considered to be only preliminarily positive. You would need a more specific test, such as a confirmatory Western Blot test, before being diagnosed HIV positive.My assessment of your risk remains unchanged. See... Read more »

Self test kits (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST)

Dear Rob,Sometime ago I indicated that my wife is pregant, now at 7 & 1/2 months. She was diagonised to be HIV positive.Well, I decided to take some tests but my result shows a clean bill, i.e. negative. I have repeatedly taken the self-test for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The only FDA-approved home test kit for HIV is the Home Access Express test. It is very accurate with sensitivity and specificity both approaching 100%. (See below.)Dr. BobHome Access Kits?Sep 3, 2005 Can you tell me if the Home Access test... Read more »

Re; Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Thanks for your concern and reply: Please do not take me as a worried wart hog (i.e. worried well)FYI, I tracked the CSW down in Cape Town to let her know my last test status and asked her to test also. She stated she had no concerns as she claims...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.My assessment and advice remain unchanged from the last two times I responded. See link below. Whether you are "007" or "worried wart hog," there is not much more I can offer you. Definitive testing will give you a definitive... Read more »
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Rapid HIV test home kits

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi, I just read a post in another forum here that an HIV + individual experimented with a 3 HIV home assessments and got two negatives and one positive. He is HIV positive but tested negative twice n the home kits . Could the 4 rapid HIV tests from... Read more »

Home Testing Kits?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I found an online site http://www.htkits.com/ that claims their home testing kits for HIV is 99% accurate. Is there any truth to this? Can I trust those results? Has anyone else used kits like these? Any feedback? Read more »

At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
Hi everyone.

Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this method. I heard something about it on the internet... Read more »

Question about HIV home test kits.

Posted by Mark100, 4 Replies
Hey Guys,
so I was diagnosed with HIV on Feb 20th of this year and have been on meds since March (Kivexa and Isentress). When I first realized I was infected I was in shock because I hadn't done anything risky (except for oral which is considered... Read more »