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6 Week Negative Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If 50% would present by week 4 what is the percentage for week 6? Should I test at week 8 or just wait out till the 3 month mark? Read more »

Home Access, negative at 2 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I just got my 2 months result from Home Access, it's NEGATIVE! I know it's not conclusive, but I can at least breath a little easier now.

I actually talked to a counselor after I get the result (can't trust the computer) and have him... Read more »

HOME ACCESS is the ONLY home test one should use

Posted by DUDE
If you used the HOMEACCESS (FDA approved) HIV anti-body test, and it was >6 months past your last test,
you are HIV negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same
test used by... Read more »

Home Access Test- What is a First Generation Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the Home Access test which I have learned is a First Generation Test. I was negative at 35 days which made me happy. I know the window for the most modern ELISA tests is 25 days on Average. I also know that the Home Access uses a 1st... Read more »

Home Access Test

Posted by spd2782
Has anyone used the home access kit? If so is it true that negative results are given via recording and that only positives are given via counselors? Has anyone received a negative from a counselor? Thanks for your help. Read more »
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Is my 3.5 month negative home access enough

Dear Dr. Bob, Here is the deal. I want to thank you for all of the effort you put into this website, and to your foundation. What you do for people, especially the "worried wells" is amazing. I've written a few times, but have had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Wicked Scared in MA,1.Yes, it's conclusive. A six-month test is not necessary, but the option to get one is always available to you. The result will undoubtedly be negative.2.You are not infected.3.The symptoms of HIV-1 aren't really... 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 »

no HomeAccess test!

Dr. Bob...Please advise people to not rely on HomeAccess test results! i took a HA test and it was negative. Having no exposures since testing (9 months ago), i have PN, ED, and i believe some lean muscle loss. in other words, i am positive as no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope! I totally disagree with both your premise and your conclusion. First off, if you have a negative Home Access test at nine months, you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. Next, if indeed you have "PN, ED" and... Read more »

Type of lancet affect home access test?

Hello,I had two neg home access tests @ 28 days and 1 at 16 weeks and a few days so Ill round up to 17 weeks... I know the tests at 28 days dont tell my anything now, they were more to alleviate anxiety but my question is about the 17 week test. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No problem. Whether you used a pin, lancet or machete to get blood, the results will be the same. Although cleanup after machete use can be somewhat problematic.Dr. Bob... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Home-Based Testing: Potential Benefits and Ongoing Concerns

The idea of HIV home-based testing has been debated for decades, almost as long as HIV testing has been available, but it has not been widely endorsed. Recently, the debate about home-based testing has been ignited again, with the approval in the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

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FDA Panel Recommends In-Home HIV Testing Kit Be Approved

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

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