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Hiv Self Test

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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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Self-Test Kits Ineffective Among High-Risk Populations, Study Says

Some HIV self-test kits are used improperly by high-risk groups, and such groups can interpret test results inaccurately, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health reports. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 haven't received any answers. I still thank you for your service though, as your website is what's keeping me from going crazy.Now, do you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried College Guy,The only FDA-approved HIV home test kit is the Home Access Express Test. It is sold in retail shops and online pharmacies for about 50 bucks for routine mailing with results available in about seven days. You can pay more... Read more »

Self Funded Health Benefits Law Firm - STD and HIV Testing/Status

My question involves the following fact pattern:An extraordinarily conservative law firm self funds its employee welfare benefit program. Employee need to be tested for STDs and HIV. As a self funded entity, an "officer" of the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
And all the partners at the firm are completely monogamous, right? Good grief. You are a great candidate for the mail-in HIV test, obtainable at a pharmacy (ideally one where they don't know you). Or you could call the AIDS Service Organization... Read more »


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 »

Self-Insured, Self-Admistered Public Organization

I recently started a new position with a school district which is self-insured and self-funded. Although school board policy states that people with HIV have a right to employment, I do not feel comfortable submitting claims for clinic visits and...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Self-insured health plans are scary for people concerned about medical confidentiality. Usually, an employer large enough to be self-funded is well aware of the dangers of using medical information in personnel decisions so they are careful not to... Read more »
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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 »

i have hiv, will kill my self, please help me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to know which test to do that will give me definitive results days after exposure. Money is not an issue. When is the earliest I can get tested with this test that will give me a difinitive answer. Thanks Read more »

Anxiety, the self-fullfilling prophecy

Posted by sleeplessincali, 1 Reply
I have had three vey real events that warrant testing for HIV since late November of last year; all with the same person. The level of risk is debatable, never the less there was some and it is real. Well maybe only two where really concerning. The... Read more »

Feeling of Self Loathing and Disgust

Posted by PozInOrlando, 3 Replies
I've been living with HIV since July (when I tested positive) and I will be starting meds soon (In about 2 weeks hopefully)

As of late though, I have had some very strong feelings of self loathing and disgust. As I had stated in my first post I had... Read more »