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How Accurate Is The Home Access Hiv Tests

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How accurate is Home Access at 3 weeks?

I took the test at 3 weeks and it was negative. I know I did the Home Access test too early, but I really wanted to know how conclusive it really was in term of percentage. Is that some stats that show how accurate a 2nd gen test is at certain...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:By 28 days, most people will show up positive. You must wait until the three month mark for a conclusive negative result. The Home Access test is no more or less accurate at three weeks than the test you would get at your doctors office.... Read more »

Update/ HIV Home Access Test FDA approved

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Home Access HIV test

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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

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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 (FDA)-approved HIV home tests are as accurateas the antibody tests done in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New HIV Home Test Cautiously Awaited in Maine

Maine HIV/AIDS prevention groups say an HIV test recently approved for at-home use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could increase HIV testing, but also could leave some people without access to crucial counseling. The OraQuick oral test,... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, pray that all are well. I was just wondering the opinion on the FDA approved home access hiv-1 test. Should I be comfortable with the negative results? Or would the doctor's office results be more reliable? Thanks for the answers. GOD BLESS.... Read more »

Home Access testing??

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
Hi all..well I finally did it, my 9 month Hiv test..3 month was negative, but I am having my doubts. I did a Home Access test were you prick your finger and mail(fed ex) it in, the box says it is 99.9% accurate. Has anyone done this test before? Do... 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 »