FDA recommends over-the-counter HIV test

Bronx residents may soon be able to test themselves for HIV from the privacy and comfort of their own home. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is recommending an over-the-counter HIV

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2012, 8:02 PM

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FDA recommends over-the-counter HIV test
Bronx residents may soon be able to test themselves for HIV from the privacy and comfort of their own home.
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is recommending an over-the-counter HIV test, calling it both safe and effective. The panel says benefits of the OraQuick in-home test far outweigh any potential risks.
If the panel's recommendation is approved, the test will become the first of its kind for HIV or any other infectious disease.


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