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HIv home test question

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
I took a icare hiv 1/2 home hiv test , By JAL Innovations. This test is USAID and evaluated by WHO it is also ISO9001,TUV, and GMP certified. Is this test reliable? Results were negative.
I am asking this question for a worried soul (friend) please... Read more »


Posted by SHAYE, 2 Replies
Hey does any one know of an at home test that is said to work? I am really worried about getting a test done and would rather do it at home first. I heard only trust the ones that Are FDA approved, but I was wondering if anyone knew of one reliable... 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 »

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 in
F... Read more »
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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 cost for free distribution of kits be less than the cost of health care for those who have got infected with HIV?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Home tests are not available for free. The cost varies between US$30 toUS$50. These tests are not free, since it costs money to pay for themanufacturing of these kits, as well as the costs of running the tests... Read more »

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: 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 Home Access ( the FDA's posting of information on buying HIV test... Read more »

HIV at home test validity 1&1/2 years after exposure

Dear Dictor,I just recently had a possible HIV exposure a little over a year and a half ago. I found that one of my friends had slept with my boyfriend at the and was discovered to be HIV positive. Now, finding this out a year and a half later, I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
While we don't usually answer "Do I have HIV?" questions on this forum, the recent FDA approval of at-home HIV testing makes your question noteworthy.A negative HIV screening test more than 6 months after the last possible exposure... Read more »

Can i rely on HIV home test kit tool ?

Dr. Bob, i am the one from middle east who is scared for HIV. You have answered my 1st question but ignored several others. I am scared of my shameful act where i topped one of my friend 5 years ago. Now any kind of symptom scared me for HIV. I can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I unfortunately do not have any personal experience with the company you reference. However, HIV testing is now fairly well standardized around the world and most test kits are quite reliable. Please note this is merely a screening test. If you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Making at-home HIV tests available -- "at a reasonable price and with adequate provisions for counseling -- would be another step forward" in reducing the spread of HIV in the U.S., a Boston Globe editorial says ( Boston Globe , 11/8). An FDA ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New HIV Home Test Cautiously Awaited in Maine

Maine HIV/AIDS prevention groups say an HIV test recently approved for at-home use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could increase HIV testing, but also could leave some people without access to crucial counseling. The OraQuick oral test,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

On this 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

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 »