FDA Approves at Home H.I.V Test
The New York Times is reporting that the Food & Drug Administration has approved an at home test to detect H.I.V. The test is called OraQuick, and requires a quick swab, and in 20 to 40 minutes you will have the results.
The home kit “provides another option for individuals to get tested,” said Dr. Karen Midthun, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the F.D.A. There is still a chance of a false positive, but reports indicate only about 1 in 5,000 uninfected people would get a false positive. The kit costs $34 dollars.