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Home Testing For Hiv

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Home tests; HIV1 and HIV2; Window Period

Hi Rick, I am hoping that you will response to my question because this situation is driving me crazy. I had protected sex with a prostitute for 30 seconds until it finally dawned on me that I was not doing the right thing. 5 seconds after I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...majority of these 62 cases were in West Africans, or persons having sexor sharing needles with West Africans. The only routine testing for HIV-2 isin the blood supply. However, DO NOT DONATE BLOOD TO BE TESTED FOR HIV-2! If you have been at... Read more »

Home Access HIV test

I know that you get a lot of questions about HIV and accurate testing so here is one more. My... Read more »

Just Chillin at Home...Taking an HIV Test

Hey Doc, a negative Home Access Express test is definitve at the 4.5 month mark after receiving... 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

... Health Canada on Monday issued an advisory warning consumers not to use any HIV home test kits, as the products are not licensed medical devices and can provide false results. In particular, Health Canada Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Medical Association: Home HIV Tests "Too Risky"

...HIV-positive status, or even following misinterpretation of the results of the home test kit. SAMA therefore would discourage home testing, especially in the absence of pre- and post-test counseling, even where the technical quality of the test... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children's Center Aims to Promote Home-Based HIV Testing Among Youth in Botswana

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Home HIV Testing -- The Good and the Bad

...Recently a new option for HIV testing became available. You can now takethe HIV test at home. However, home testing is not for everyone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration 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 »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »

HOME ACCESS TESTING HIV-1

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 Read more »

the home access hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what kind of test is this? elisa? and is it just as good as any other test you would get at a clinic? Read more »