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home kit hiv test????

hi doctor Bob, earlier today i was going to buy a home testing kit for hiv Fda approved. but i was so skeptical because you mentiones hiv does not survive long once outside the body... the test consists of dripping blood over a sheet of paper and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Steve,No reason to be confused or concerned. The FDA-approved Home Access Express tests are not testing for live HIV virus! Rather, like many HIV screening tests, they detect anti-HIV antibodies, which are blood proteins the body's 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 »

HIV1/HIV2 Home test kit

I prefer to be tested privately at home so I used the Home Access Test kit which tests for HIV1... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...kit should consult their physician about the need for follow-up HIV testing and counseling. To lodge a complaint involving home HIV testing kits, telephone the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate toll-free at 1-800-267-9675. Back to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Federal Court Issues Restraining Order to Prevent Sales, Distribution of "Discreet" Home HIV Test Kits

...Federal Trade Commission and issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the sale and distribution of "defective" home HIV test kits, according to an FTC release . According to FTC, the kits' maker, Seville Marketing of British Columbia,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Home HIV Test Kits Withdrawn

... The leading South African supermarket chain Pick 'n Pay has agreed to suspend sales of a home HIV self-testing kit marketed by Homelab following a complaint lodged by the South African Medical Association (SAMA). "Proper counseling Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

...Clinical Option For More Information Privacy and confidentiality are main factors that lead people to choose home testing kits to find out if they are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. It is... 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 Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

hiv test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Infected? Previous Index Next Flat Threaded Anonymous Unregistered Re: Porn Stars Get HIV 04/16/04 05:19 PM Reply Quote One 'positive' test for harmless anti bodies out of well... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Read more »