Thursday, July 5, 2012

At-Home HIV Tests- Likely a Good Thing

Source: NY Times


Last week the FDA approved an at-home HIV test, OraQuick. An informative read on the matter is found in the New York Times. The test is highly sensitive and positive results must be confirmed in a medical office.

As an infectious diseases specialist, I fully support at-home HIV testing. Alarmists have predicted a wave of suicides if home tests are made available. I think that these concerns may now be unfounded. Although there is still a stigma associated with HIV,  the disease can now be managed very well and is no longer a death sentence. 

Timely diagnosis is urgently needed. Diagnosis is treatment and treatment is prevention.


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