i dont see where they were vague.
no...you cannot get hiv from taking a home test.
well the dont say one way or the other ......"To the best of our knowledge it is not possible to get infected or become ill by performing a test. Tests usually do not contain live or viable virusses or other pathogens......and they are not sure if they can harm patient"
do any of these home kits on internet contain real hiv then
These guys are just covering their *****. You can not get hiv from a kit. Slice your arm open and rub the kit all over it. It still wouldn't be possible.
so in these kits I believe it was mirates one is there any actual virus..how does it work?
your fears are irrational...
the hiv virus could NOT remain active in those conditions and think of the liability "IF" it could.
so they actually use real virus in these kits ?
how did you get that from what i just wrote???
hell no they dont use a live virus in the kits. you ***** your finger and put blood on a piece of paper. it is sent back where it is analyzed in the lab.
I then received a reply from Dutch Health Inspectorate which is even more worrying not reassuring me that you could get infected with HIV from test!.........
"The MiraTes HIV home test does not comply with these strict European regulations and does not contain a CE-mark. Therefore, it is not allowed to be sold in Europe. We simply cannot ascertain if the device gives a correct result, is effective, accurate, safe, etc. I think it is very unlikely that you get infected by a test. Mostly, non-infectious parts of the (dead) virus are used, or antibodies (a product from the immune system that fights diseases) are used. However, I cannot give you full reassurance, as the test does not comply with the regulations and has not been tested extensively according to the requirements that apply to this test."
Mostly, non-infectious parts of the (dead) virus are used, or antibodies (a product from the immune system that fights diseases) are used.
stop obsessing on this...geeeeeeeeeez!!!! go to a lab and get your results.
yes it only says mostly...implying there maybe some live virus...also its a home test ( like an elisa one) you get result in 15 mins at home
but the health inspectorate says " I cannot give you full reassurance"...surely this means they are unsure whethe it can or cant and this is from a government department !
These HIV tests are purely chemical tests. No virus is needed on the kit for a reaction.The only virus would come from the person being tested.
I think you are confusing hiv kits with getting a vaccines. For vaccines, you will be deliberately be infected with a weaken or dead pathogen to make you immune against the same pathogen.