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At Home Hiv Testing

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AIDS United

What the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Means for HIV Treatment and Prevention: A Panel Discussion

On March 15, an FDA panel voted unanimously that the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test from OraSure Technologies, Inc., was safe and effective for determining a person's HIV status. The OraQuick test is poised to become the first over-the-counter, in-home... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Home HIV Testing -- The Good and the Bad

Recently a new option for HIV testing became available. You can now takethe HIV test at home. However, home testing is not for everyone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved HIV home tests are as accurateas the antibody tests done in... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Time Names Orasure Home HIV Test One of "Best Inventions of the Year 2012"

Congratulations are in order to OraSure Technologies, whose in-home OraQuick HIV test has been named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of the year . As the in-home test neared final FDA approval, concerns were expressed that some users... Read more »
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Oraquick Oral Swab In-Home HIV test (12 weeks & 13 weeks)

Dear ShannonThank you for your time and patience in answering questions on this forum.I took an OraQuick Oral Swab In-Home HIV test at 12 weeks and another one at 13 weeks post potential exposure. Both resulted in only 'C' line and no...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst the guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days if this test is negative than so are you.Second, for the home test, the line in the C means the test was run correctly and no line in the T... Read more »

Pregnant lady worried about a home HIV test

Hi, when I found out I was pregnant I got myself really stressed out about having the HIV test, so I bought one off the internet (I'm not sure if it was approved). I had my actual test about three weeks later and it came back negative....
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. The HIV virus is fragile outside the human body so that lancet certainly posed no risk when you received it. Put your mind at ease about that (those stress hormones pose more risk to your unborn baby) and enjoy the remarkable... Read more »

At-Home HIV test

Hi, I have been celibate for eight years but never got tested for HIV. I had unprotected sex in 2005.Out of curiosity, I decided to take an at home HIV test. The results said I am negative. Can the test be inaccurate if someone has had HIV for a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are HIV free! What the test is looking for is your body building antibodies against HIV. Anyone living with HIV has this happen to them within 3 weeks to 3 months post exposure. After 8 years you would for certain have HIV antibodies if you... Read more »

please help me--question about home HIV test

hello dear doctor, i once got a hiv home test kits(including a special paper can tell the result in 15 minutes) and did the blood test myself at home, recently i heared there is only one HIV-1 Home Collection Test System is approved by US FDA, i...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You cannot get HIV from an HIV antibody test, so relax. The FDA says it is dangerous to use an unapproved test because you run the risk that your test results won't be accurate, and this is a situation where the wrong answer can be deadly.... Read more »
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At Home Hiv Test

Posted by bigfrog88, 1 Reply
Good day all.
I recently was tested using an At home HIv Test Generation 3 called iCare Anti Hiv 1 and 2 test. This test is USAID approved and i verified the lot number with the manufactor. Tested 10 weeks out. Is this a sufficent test or do i... Read more »

home HIV test????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
have anyone tried the 3-min HIV home test? If anyone know about them or tried them please tell if I can trust them or not. tell me everything about them? They seem cheaper. Thanx

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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 »

oraquick home hiv test question

Posted by jamesmore32, 3 Replies
Hi I had a low risk exposure 8 weeks ago and have taken the oraquick home mouth Swab test at 4 weeks and 8 weeks both negative I know the test says to test at 12 weeks but out of fear I tested early should I still be worried? Or can I take these... Read more »