Hiv Home Testing

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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 »

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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 TestingHIV 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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