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AIDS United

FDA Committee Approves OraSure's Over-the-Counter, In-Home HIV Test

The first ever over-the-counter, in-home HIV test is one step closer to being sold on the market for consumers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Blood Products Advisory Committee (BPAC) panel of 17 experts unanimously concluded that the OraSure... 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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Over-the-Counter HIV Rapid Tests: Issue Summary

Below is contextual information regarding the design of proposed studies to support marketing approval of Over-the-Counter (OTC) home-use HIV test kits which includes an historical overview of rapid HIV test kit approval in the United States, and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CD4 and viral load counter for routine home use

Hi,Is there any CD4 and viral load counter machine of small price for home purpose (like one touch glucometer for diabetics)? Can u please suggest some companies and their prices (to be shipped internationally to asian countries)?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Currently there ares no home-based CD4 or viral load machines. Companies are indeed working to try to make the needed machines more affordable and portable, with an eye towards improving access to these critically... Read more »

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 express HIV-1 +, any confirmatory home test?

i tested positive with the Home Access Express HIV-1 test system. is there any HOME TESTING that's confirmatory? how can i purchase it?...
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
No, and you should have this repeated and with a confirmatory test through a clinical laboratory.... Read more »

IFU HIV TEST (HOME TEST)

Hola en esta ocacion me gustaria sber que tan efectiv son esatas pruebas caseras??? tanto como una elisa? si estoy a mas de tres meses de mi exposicion es segura?...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hay una prueba casera aprobada por La Administracin de Drogas y Alimentos (FDA) que se llama The Home Access HIV-1 Test System. Es tan precisa como una ELISA. En la inmensa mayora de casos, un examen a tres meses o ms de la exposicin potencial es... 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 method. I heard something about it on the internet... Read more »

Over the Counter Orasure test

Posted by happyfrog, 2 Replies
I have a concern i took a OTC Orasure hiv test NEG at 10-11 weeks is there a need for furture testing or do i need to move on with my life? Read more »

Anyone know these home test kits? dodgy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I rushed out and ordered one of these ones due to the fact that lately I've gotten very nervous even though after unprotected sex I had no symptoms and no other std's over 18 months ago. Are these tests dodgy? anyone know anything about them? Here's... Read more »

Home Testing

Posted by Trophy
Home Testing Maybe Around The Corner


Swab the inside of your mouth. Put that swab into a vial of test fluid, and 20 minutes later you'll learn whether you're infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

The OraQuick Advance test is already widely... Read more »