OraQuick HIV Test

A client places an oral swab into a solution to complete an HIV test during a free HIV testing event at by the Whitman-Walker Health on Feb. 7, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Approves First Take Home HIV Test

American consumers may soon be able to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their own homes, after a panel of experts on Tuesday recommended approval of the first rapid, over-the-counter HIV test.


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FDA Recommends Approval Of First Home HIV Test

A panel of HIV specialists is recommending that U.S. regulators approve the first over-the-counter HIV test designed to quickly return a result in the privacy of a person’s own home, a new option which could expand testing for the virus that causes AIDS.