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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.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.If a person tests negative for HIV-1, and it's been more than 6 months aftera possible exposure to the virus, the tests are more than 99% accurate, asgood as any test in medicine could ever be. If you tested... 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

...said it will respond appropriately. In the meantime, Canadian consumers should not purchase Clean Testing or similar at-home HIV test kits from the Internet or other sources, Health Canada said. Those who have used a home HIV test kit should... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... The Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence recently provided home-based HIV tests to orphans and vulnerable children, as well as their parents and caretakers, in Gaborone, Botswana, the Mmegi reports. According Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

... The chair of the South African Medical Association has warned against the use of home HIV test kits, urging persons instead to take the test in medical settings where post-test counseling is offered. "Let us not create a 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 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. 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
...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 with my negative result that I received from the home access test. Please 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 »