Rapid H.I.V. Home Test Wins Federal Approval
July 5, 2012, 02:34:43 PM
After decades of controversy, the
The availability of an H.I.V. test as easy to use as a home- kit is yet another step in the normalization of a disease that was once seen as a mark of shame and a death sentence.
The OraQuick test, by OraSure Technologies, uses a mouth swab and gives results in 20 to 40 minutes. A previous test sold over the counter required a user to prick a finger and mail a drop of dried blood to a lab.
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Source: The New York Times
approved a new test on Tuesday that for the first time makes it possible for Americans to learn in the privacy of their homes whether they are infected.