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How To Order A Hiv Self Test

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Mail order home test versus Elisa

Hi Doctor,I was on the computer not long ago and saw these hiv self tests advertised which takes about 5 minutes to get a result. Everything is done at home by the person taking the test.Anyway out of curiosity I ordered one and it tested positive....
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
You need to be very careful about utilizing any tests sold through the mail or net. They are probably not FDA approved, and as such are unregulated and probably inaccurate. These tests are to be distinguished from other "home" tests like... Read more »

Self-Insured, Self-Admistered Public Organization

I recently started a new position with a school district which is self-insured and self-funded.... Read more »

internet ordered hiv tests

Dear Robert,Thank you for providing this invalable service to the public. I've read some of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chembio Diagnostics Receives Order for 990,000 Rapid HIV Tests to Screen Pregnant Women in Mexico

Medford, N.Y.-based Chembio Diagnostics on Monday announced that it has received an order from a Mexican distributor for 990,000 of its rapid HIV test Sure Check HIV 1/2 to screen pregnant women in Mexico, the Long Island Newsday reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira's HIV Test Receives First EU Order

Canada-based MedMira recently said its distributor in Spain had ordered 400,000 of its MiraCare rapid-result HIV tests. This is the first major shipment of the tests to Europe. The distributor will focus first on pharmacies, hospitals and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira Gets Mideast Order for 10,000 Rapid HIV Tests

Yesterday, MedMira Inc. reported it had received an order for 10,000 MiraWell Rapid HIV tests destined for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tests will be used for immigration services, hospitals and other rapid-testing facilities. "We believe the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
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Ordering Your Own HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Besides your local Health Department, Planned Parenthood, eHIV test, and Home Access, how can one order their own HIV test at a lab in the US? If you go to the Quest Labs website and want to order your own (without a lab slip from a doctor) HIV... Read more »

Can You Order a CD4 Test on Your Own?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know that a person can order an HIV test such as an Elisa, Western Blot, or PCR test on their own, but can a CD4 (T cell level) test be ordered? Read more »

Fear, regret, anxiety, and self loathing.

Posted by BurningChrome, 3 Replies
Hello, I cant think of a good way to start this post, so I will be blunt. I am very fearful that I have been infected with HIV. If this is the wrong forum let me know and I will repost this in the "stricken with terror" category, which I cannot seem... Read more »

Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello again everyone,
I cannot take it anymore. Its been 31 days since my potential exposure. It was breast secretions on my penis during a handjob from sex worker with unknown status, however, knowing my luck, she is HIV + and even though the risk... Read more »