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Hiv Home Tests

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Ask the Experts

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
...home testing kit that is FDA approved is called Home Access ( the FDA's posting of information on buying HIV test kits over the internet and how to avoid getting fraudulent tests.RMK Read more »

HIV home test package

Dear Ryan: Recently I had an encounter with a sex worker in NYC. I had my condom on my penis... Read more »

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... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

...lead people to choose home testing kits to find out if they are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. It is important that consumers know there is only one product currently approved by FDA and legally sold in the... 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

FDA Approves Only One HIV Home Test Kit

...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 or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

... Health Canada on Monday issued an advisory warning consumers not to use any HIV home test kits, as the products are not licensed medical devices and can provide false results. In particular, Health Canada Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »