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07/04/2012 11:12 AM ID: 92239 Permalink   

FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter HIV Test


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reportedly approved Oraquick, a HIV test for rapid and private use at home.

The test uses a mouth swab and gives results in only 20 to 40 minutes. "The availability of a home-use HIV test kit provides another option for individuals to get tested so that they can seek medical care, if appropriate," says Dr. Karen Midthun.

It is estimated that about 240,000 of the 1.2 million infected Americans don´t know that they carry the virus. Researchers found the take home HIV test accurate 99 percent of the time for people who do not have the virus.

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With a $50 price tag.
  by: DarkWave     07/04/2012 07:54 PM     
As you well know, everything comes at a price!
  by: captainJane     07/06/2012 03:46 PM     
  the test costs  
More than that when you couple it with a visit to the dr. office.
Even the free clinic will try to make you pay something if you ´make too much money´.
  by: Allanthar     07/06/2012 06:42 PM     
They wanted to give my fiance´ medication for her morning sickness that would be safe for the baby. We show up to the pharmacist and they tell us it´ll be $240. For a month supply.
  by: DarkWave     07/07/2012 05:26 AM     
A "Homedics" solution to morning sickness:
4 2Lt. of Ginger Ale: $7.50
2 boxes of Saltine Crackers: $4.50 at any grocery store..
Savings from the pharmacuticle price: $228!
  by: Allanthar     07/10/2012 09:22 PM     
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