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home kit hiv test????

hi doctor Bob, earlier today i was going to buy a home testing kit for hiv Fda approved. but i was so skeptical because you mentiones hiv does not survive long once outside the body... the test consists of dripping blood over a sheet of paper and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Steve,No reason to be confused or concerned. The FDA-approved Home Access Express tests are not testing for live HIV virus! Rather, like many HIV screening tests, they detect anti-HIV antibodies, which are blood proteins the body's Read more »

Free distribution of pairs of HIV home test kits

Are there any programs anywhere distributing pairs of home HIV test kits for no charge? Would the... Read more »

HIV1/HIV2 Home test kit

I prefer to be tested privately at home so I used the Home Access Test kit which tests for HIV1... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Avoid Unapproved Home HIV Test Kits, Could Yield False Results: Health Canada

... Health Canada on Monday issued an advisory warning consumers not to use any HIV home test kits, as the products are not licensed medical devices and can provide false results. In particular, Health Canada cited the "Clean Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Federal Court Issues Restraining Order to Prevent Sales, Distribution of "Discreet" Home HIV Test Kits

...Trade Commission and issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the sale and distribution of "defective" home HIV test kits, according to an FTC release . According to FTC, the kits' maker, Seville Marketing of British Columbia, Canada,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Home HIV Test Kits Withdrawn

... The leading South African supermarket chain Pick 'n Pay has agreed to suspend sales of a home HIV self-testing kit marketed by Homelab following a complaint lodged by the South African Medical Association (SAMA). "Proper counseling is essential Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

...Clinical Option For More Information Privacy and confidentiality are main factors that lead people to choose home testing kits to find out if they are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. It is... Read more »
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At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...something about it on the internet before. One thing is when its delivered to me will the person delivering it know its a HIV test kit? I dont want anyone to know so that may be a problem. I wonder if they are easy to use? Anyway, anyone with any... Read more »

At home testing. Is it reliable??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...reliable. I'm wondering if anyone out there has used them. If so, Whats your opinion? Should I trust the result,or go and get tested regardless?? 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? Read more »

Truth about oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the deal with oral sex and HIV transmission? I see people on here who state that oral sex is only a theoretical risk for HIV yet others on here such as here: Read more »