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FDA approves first at-home HIV test kit

People can now test themselves for HIV in the privacy of their own homes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a home-use HIV test kit that does not require sending a sample to a laboratory for analysis. The kit, which tests a sample of fluid from your mouth, is approved for sale in stores and online to anyone age 17 or older. The results come in about 20 to 40 minutes. The results, whether positive or negative for HIV, are considered preliminary. Positive results should be confirmed by follow-up laboratory-based testing. Also, falsely ... Read More