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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 »

what are some good HIV self-test kits, if any?

I've had a couple of encounters I'm worried about... I asked you some questions but... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Self-Testing: The Key to Controlling the Global Epidemic

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) concluded from a systematic review of 21 worldwide studies that HIV self-testing is effective and removes social stigma that prevents people from being tested for HIV. According... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Self-Test Raises Questions

The OraQuick rapid HIV test soon will be available over-the-counter, and health professionals are discussing its potential impact. Joan Duggan, a physician at the University of Toledo Medical Center, said, "This test is a two-edged sword. It's a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Self-Testing Improves HIV Screening, Concerns Persist

Researchers investigated whether supervised and unsupervised testing (self-tests) increased screening, promoted earlier treatment initiation, reduced transmission, and whether these methods could be safely and inexpensively implemented worldwide.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Law Change Proposed for HIV Home-Testing Kits

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced plans to revoke the United Kingdom's 1992 HIV Testing Kits and Services Regulations and legalize the sale of HIV home-testing kits that provided rapid test results. The new regulation would allow UK... Read more »
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Mirates Home Self test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody have any experience with the Mirates ( www.mirates.com ) home self test?
I'v used it after 8weeks of a possible exposure and came back negative. The producer claims that the test is 99% as accurate as lab tests. They guarantee a fully... 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 »

Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello again everyone,
I cannot take it anymore. Its been 31 days since my potential exposure. It was breast secretions on my penis during a handjob from sex worker with unknown status, however, knowing my luck, she is HIV + and even though the risk... Read more »

MIRATES TEST HOME RAPID TEST

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can anyone tell me if they have used the Mirates self home test with rapid results. This test has been approved in many of the EU countries. It's not a scam test like so many others. It's a real approved HIV test from the Netherlands. Can you get... Read more »