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5 Minute HIV Home test

Hi Ryan, I recently come across HIV home test kits advertised online that provides test results in 5 mins. The web site is: http://www.1-minute-aids-test.com/Do you think these kits are reliable. What is your take on it?Thanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...DO NOT use any home testing kits that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The only home testing kit that is FDA approved is called Read more »

Update/ HIV Home Access Test FDA approved

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HIV home test package

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

...page Beware of False Claims About the Approved Product Checking for Antibodies to HIV Rapid Tests: A Clinical Option For More Information Privacy and confidentiality are main... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Approves Only One HIV Home Test Kit

... The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a reminder to consumers that there is only one FDA-approved home testing kit for HIV. Numerous unapproved HIV tests are being marketed, the agency said, promising results in the home in 15 minutes... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Home Tests Are "Another Step Forward" in Preventing Spread of Virus in U.S., Editorial Says

...20 minutes, one line appears on the strip if the result is negative and two appear if the result is positive ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 11/8). The "best hope of reducing the frequency of new infections depends on getting more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...as the products are not licensed medical devices and can provide false results. In particular, Health Canada cited the "Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit" being sold online. "This kit is unlicensed and has not been evaluated by Health Canada for... Read more »
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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 Read more »

HIV AT HOME TEST

Posted by SHAYE, 2 Replies
...trust the ones that Are FDA approved, but I was wondering if anyone knew of one reliable one. I know I am going to have to get tested at a real facility, but I am just a really scared as I am sure a lot of people can relate to. Read more »

HIV home testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About the cost of home tests...someone on the "Ask the Experts" Safe Sex forum wanted to know how much they cost. Mr. Sowadsky responded that the Home Access 3-day test is $49.99 plus $12.95 shipping and handling. That's INCORRECT, at least here... Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »