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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 »

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 »

Anyone know these home test kits? dodgy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I rushed out and ordered one of these ones due to the fact that lately I've gotten very nervous even though after unprotected sex I had no symptoms and no other std's over 18 months ago. Are these tests dodgy? anyone know anything about them? Here's... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Self test kits (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST)

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 »

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 well)FYI, I tracked the CSW down in Cape Town to let her know my last test status and asked her to test also. She stated she had no concerns as she claims...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.My assessment and advice remain unchanged from the last two times I responded. See link below. Whether you are "007" or "worried wart hog," there is not much more I can offer you. Definitive testing will give you a definitive... Read more »

Home Test Kits

How accurate are these kits?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.The OraQuick at-home HIV test is very accurate. From the CDC: The OraQuick oral fluid test correctly identified 99.3% of people who were infected with HIV (sensitivity) and 99.8 % of people who were not infected with... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

The Home HIV Test Kit: What You Should Know

You may discover OraQuick's In-Home HIV Test on the shelves of the pharmacy section at your local drugstore or Wal-Mart. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July 2012, the home HIV test is intended to reduce the number of people who... Read more »
TheBody.com

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

Avoid Unapproved Home HIV Test Kits, Could Yield False Results: Health Canada

Health Canada on Monday issued an advisory warning consumers not to use any HIV home test kits, as the products are not licensed medical devices and can provide false results. In particular, Health Canada cited the "Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit"... Read more »
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 »