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HIV Test Kits that you need to know about


The Catch

A  pocket-sized device that enables people to test themselves for HIV from the comfort of their own home is up for an award. The self-testing mechanism, called Catch, was designed to be low cost and easy to use in order to encourage people in developing countries with limited access to healthcare to check themselves at home.I am yet to see this product in the market, not that am looking for one to test but it would be interesting to see one on chemist shelves.

OralQuick Test Kit

Quickly and effectively providing results with the same test used by healthcare professionals, Oraquick is the first in-home HIV test kit. With no pricking or blood required to produce results, Oraquick answers the serious question about whether or not the HIV virus has been contracted by using a small sample from the mouth.

Features & Benefits:

Uses a mouth swab

Gives results in 20 to 40 minutes

Home test

Accurate 99% Percent

Adapted from a clinically proven, FDA-approved test

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Express HIV-1 System

This was the first home HIV test kit, approved by the FDA in July 1996. This test requires a blood sample, which is then sent off to a lab for processing, via the mail.In order to use this HIV test kit, an individual must first call a toll-free number and register using an anonymous code. Pre-counseling and a brief, anonymous interview about demographic data are conducted. Then the individual collects their blood sample and sends it off to the lab for processing.

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