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Home Access Test Kit And Hiv-2

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Self test kits (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST)

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 »

Home Access Test Kit

I am aware that most people (including young children) have detectable antibodies by 3 months post... Read more »

Re: Home Access Kits?

By safe, I was asking if the kit is safe to use since the product is sold by means of decentralized... Read more »
Articles
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 or... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Home Testing for HIV on the Way to United Kingdom After U.S. Approves Over-the-Counter Kit: Campaigners and Experts Welcome Breakthrough

The US Food and Drug Administration's July 3rd approval of an at-home HIV test kit is being lauded by HIV advocates in Britain and beyond. "We are absolutely delighted at the announcement. It marks a real sea change," said Lisa Power of the... Read more »
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HomeAccess HIV-1 Kit

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was test negative after 18 weeks exposure by HomeAccess HIV-1. Anyone know what generation of HIV-1 test kit is. I was told it's gen one. Is 18 weeks conclusive for gen one test? Read more »

Anyone need a home access test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok, I am Hiv neg and I bought two Home Access kits. I have one that is sealed and not used that I am willing to give to someone that needs it and does not want to wait 2 weeks for test results. It's the express one which means that you get your... Read more »

HOME ACCESS is the ONLY home test one should use

Posted by DUDE
If you used the HOMEACCESS (FDA approved) HIV anti-body test, and it was >6 months past your last test,
you are HIV negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same
test used by... Read more »

Home Access test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how effective the FDA-Approved home access HIV test kits are? I am at 6-weeks since possible exposure and would like to know my current status. Do the labs use the 1st generation or 3rd generation ELISA when they test the blood? ... Read more »