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Home Access, how good at 2 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I've been frantically reading this board for 2 months, but I seldom post. I figured out the only way to potentially restore my happiness now is to take a test. Now I'm at 8 weeks after the possible exposure. My state has the name reporting... 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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »
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Good conversation with Home Access!

Dr. Bob - I've written you quite a few times over the past couple of months, and have even gotten some of my queries answered. I just wanted to share with you a phone call I had today...I had three negative tests out to 13 weeks, after one low...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm delighted you are having a sandwich and acting like a normal person living a normal life again! While you're at it, can I get a tuna melt on rye?Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Home Access Test 12 weeks, can I Woo Hoo or What? Or possible HIV 2! I will donate $$$$$$$$$$

I recently had a real good scare. Had about a minute of unprotected intercourse with a stripper were the condom failed. For the next 2 weeks I stressed like I never did before. At 12 days I took a qualatative DNA-PCR test which came back negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The information you request is well covered in the archives; consequently, I'll only comment briefly and refer you there for additional information, OK?1.Your HIV risk is relatively low, but not completely nonexistent.2.I would consider... Read more »


After now stopping years of high risk behavior, it's time for another HIV test. I've got a new job that I love, and am doing very well there. We've got a great insurance plan. What issues could be involved in choosing to get an HIV...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
I believe your question is the difference between anonymous and confidential testing. As you know, when you get tested through your healthcare provider, your name is attached to the test. Testing through Home Access (the home collection device)... Read more »


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 »
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 »
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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Services Agency Sues New Hampshire Town for Restricting Access to Group Home

A Keene, N.H., AIDS services agency -- AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region -- said it is suing Gilsum, N.H., town officials for overstepping their authority and violating the state constitution by restricting who is allowed to live at a group... Read more »