How U.S. residents pass a home HIV test

The U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration approved the release of the world’s first express test, with the help of which a person can determine at home whether they are infected with HIV.$ The test is called OraQuick, manufacturer – OraSure Technologies. In the United States, it will be sold in pharmacies, online stores and hardware stores in the fall of 2012. The exact cost of the funds is not yet known, but it will not exceed $60.

Those wishing to conduct the test must collect their saliva with a special tampon. A search for special antibodies in saliva will result in a positive or negative result within 40 minutes. The remedy works along the lines of a female pregnancy test.

US health authorities say there is a small chance of a flawed outcome. The accuracy of diagnosis is approximately 92%. Therefore, when confirming the presence of immunodeficiency virus, it is better to make a clarifying check in the clinic. If a person received a negative result, they should do a repeat test in three months.

According to the project initiators, the use of OraQuick should help reduce the rate of HIV infection, as infected people will be able to be more careful in interaction with those around them knowing about their problem.

AIDS awareness organizations are pleased to approve the test and believe that it really has the potential to reduce the number of infections. Critics say that having tested positive in the absence of a doctor, people may try to commit suicide. Then those who found out about their infection need psychological help. Therefore, such tests are banned in the UK for now.

There is another variety of home batter. The man leaves a drop of blood from his finger on special paper and sends it to the lab by mail. In this case, the results are reported by doctors, and if necessary is assisted by a psychologist.

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