Main | Friday, July 06, 2012

British AIDS Group Calls For Home Testing

Noting that some Brits have already begun attempting to order the OraQuick in-home HIV testing kit from America, the National AIDS Trust has called upon the British government to approve the test as well.
“It will be far better for the Government to legalise and ensure the quality of such kits and that proper information, advice and support are available alongside their use, than for people to access such unlicensed testing kits via the internet. We need to work out a way of integrating this new and exciting technology effectively and safely into our testing strategies so that people with HIV are diagnosed as early as possible and can live long and healthy lives.”
RELATED: After Monday's approval by the FDA, the OraQuick website immediately launched, but the product does not yet have a shipping date. The test is scheduled to launch this October on the shelves and websites of Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Walmart. The retail price has not yet been officially disclosed, but analysts expect it to run about $60. Confidential and FREE tests are available in almost every American city.

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