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Rapid Home Hiv Test Kits

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Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Well, I got my hands on a HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit made by Core. A pharmacist can me the rapid test since I could not pick my self and test readings came out positive. Remember I am the guy who is currently in a third world country on business...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A positive rapid HIV test is considered to be only preliminarily positive. You would need a more specific test, such as a confirmatory Western Blot test, before being diagnosed HIV positive.My assessment of your risk remains unchanged. See... Read more »

Re; Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Thanks for your concern and reply: Please do not take me as a worried wart hog (i.e. worried... Read more »

HIV Rapid Test Kit Question -- Donation Given to your Aids Foundation

Hello Dr. Bob, Sorry for the repititious question today, as I have not received an answer yet so I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Law Change Proposed for HIV Home-Testing Kits

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced plans to revoke the United Kingdom's 1992 HIV Testing Kits and Services Regulations and legalize the sale of HIV home-testing kits that provided rapid test results. The new regulation would allow UK... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

On this page Beware of False Claims About the Approved Product Checking for Antibodies to HIV Rapid Tests: A Clinical Option For More Information Privacy and confidentiality are main... Read more »
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FDA Panel Recommends In-Home HIV Testing Kit Be Approved

The first over-the-counter HIV testing kit to offer quick in-home results may soon find its way to medicine cabinets near you. This week, a 17-member Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel unanimously recommended the FDA approve the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Home HIV Test Kits Withdrawn

The leading South African supermarket chain Pick 'n Pay has agreed to suspend sales of a home HIV self-testing kit marketed by Homelab following a complaint lodged by the South African Medical Association (SAMA). "Proper counseling is essential to... Read more »
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Rapid HIV test home kits

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi, I just read a post in another forum here that an HIV + individual experimented with a 3 HIV home assessments and got two negatives and one positive. He is HIV positive but tested negative twice n the home kits . Could the 4 rapid HIV tests from... Read more »

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. I heard something about it on the internet... Read more »

Question about HIV home test kits.

Posted by Mark100, 4 Replies
Hey Guys,
so I was diagnosed with HIV on Feb 20th of this year and have been on meds since March (Kivexa and Isentress). When I first realized I was infected I was in shock because I hadn't done anything risky (except for oral which is considered... Read more »

Home Testing Kits?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I found an online site http://www.htkits.com/ that claims their home testing kits for HIV is 99% accurate. Is there any truth to this? Can I trust those results? Has anyone else used kits like these? Any feedback? Read more »