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May 17th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP May 17, 2012 @ 5:49 am

Home HIV Test: In your future?

FDA Panel Says Yes to Home HIV Test


By Emily P. Walker, Washington Correspondent, MedPage TodayPublished: May 15, 2012


GAITHERSBURG, Md. — “An FDA advisory committee has voted 17-0 to recommend approval for the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test. If approved, it will be the first over-the-counter home HIV test……The review projected that the home-use test would lead to 45,000 new positive test results and could avert more than 4,000 HIV transmissions in a year……In addition, the test could be expected to deliver one false positive test for every 3,750 true negative results, or approximately 1,100 false positive test results per year….”

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