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Home Access Test Reliability For Hiv-2

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How reliable is a HomeAccess test at 13 weeks???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone know? I tried calling HomeAccess but my phone died while i was waiting to talk to a counselor :(


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At home testing. Is it reliable??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey all,

I've recently ordered an at home test, But have heard that they are not so reliable. I'm wondering if anyone out there has used them. If so, Whats your opinion? Should I trust the result,or go and get tested regardless?? Read more »

Home Access EXpress - Reliable?

Posted by NervousMe, 1 Reply
I had unprotected oral (no ejaculation), frottage, and then protected sex. I did a home access express test at 94 days, is this conclusive? 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, I pray all are doing well. I posted 1-11-01 about the fda approved Home Access Hiv-1 testing. I was wondering if people could let me know if you think it is just as reliable as the doctor's test for hiv. I just want to be content... Read more »
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Home Access - reliable?

Dr. Feinberg,Can I trust the results of this HIV test?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, you can. The home test kit uses the same test technology that a doctor or a blood bank uses.... Read more »

Home Access - reliable?

Dr. Holodniy,I just tested negative via Home Access at 8 months post exposure. Can I trust this test result, or should I seek follow-up testing through my doctor?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
As far as we know, this testing system is accurate.... Read more »

Update/ HIV Home Access Test FDA approved

Hi Dr. Rob,I wrote to you back in November 2008 regarding my affair with a younger man. The affair started in January 2008 and lasted until July 19, 2008. Since then, I took your advice and wanted to give you an update. Of course, I have another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The Home Access Express test is FDA approved, very reliable and highly accurate. It's sensitivity and specificity compare favorably to ELISA testing. Consequently, your negative Home Access test at three months from the time of your last... Read more »

Home Hiv-1 Access testing?

Hi, I was wondering I know it is fda approved but is the home access hiv-1 test reliable and should I be content with the results. The last exposure was Aug.99 unprotected heter.intercourse. Tested neg. Aug 99, Feb 2000(both at dr.'s office)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm not personally experienced with the particular home test that you're using, but negative tests this long after exposure rules out HIV infection, for all intent. If there is any doubt, I'd get tested using a blood test (this can... Read more »
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Home-Use Tests for HIV Can Be Inaccurate, FTC Warns

If you've tested yourself at home for HIV -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the virus that causes AIDS -- you may want to do it again. According to the Federal Trade Commission, some home-use test kits can give users false information about their HIV... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Home-Based Testing: Potential Benefits and Ongoing Concerns

The idea of HIV home-based testing has been debated for decades, almost as long as HIV testing has been available, but it has not been widely endorsed. Recently, the debate about home-based testing has been ignited again, with the approval in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Ban on Home HIV Tests "Outdated"

With an estimated 31 percent of people in the United Kingdom unaware of their HIV status, a 1992 ban on home-based HIV testing needs to be reviewed, according to a Liverpool University health expert's article published in The Lancet. The ban's... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Views on Home-Based HIV Testing From the Front Lines

We spoke to three people about their thoughts on home-based HIV testing in Canada: Carol Major , Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Consultant Dr. Nitika Pant Pai , Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology,... Read more »