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over the counter HIV rapid tests

Sep 07, 2012 - 15 comments

Well the time has just about arrived for the over the counter HIV rapid tests--this will encourage more people to test and infection rates will obviously go down--I congratulate the FDA and the Obama administration--by the way--I look forward to President Obamas second term in office--he will win by a country mile.

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by Teak, Sep 07, 2012
Here we go again. We just went over this a month ago.

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by sandstone27, Sep 07, 2012
You want to thank someone?  Thank President George W. Bush:  

The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR/Emergency Plan) was a commitment of $15 billion over five years (2003–2008) from United States President George W. Bush to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The program initially aimed to provide antiretroviral treatment (ART) to 2 million HIV-infected people in resource-limited settings, to prevent 7 million new infections, and to support care for 10 million people (the "2–7–10 goals") by 2010. PEPFAR increased the number of Africans receiving ART from 50,000 at the start of the initiative in 2004 to at least 1.2 million in early 2008.[1][2] PEPFAR has been called the largest health initiative ever initiated by one country to address a disease. The budget presented by President Bush for the fiscal year 2008 included a request for $5.4 billion for PEPFAR.

No other President in U.S. history even comes close to President Bush with regard to money spent on HIV/AIDS prevention.



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by RainLover71, Sep 07, 2012
The over the counter rapid tests are the key here

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by Teak, Sep 07, 2012
They are not even available yest.

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by ajkalways, Sep 07, 2012
When will they be?

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by Teak, Sep 07, 2012
OraSure tech will make a statement in october.

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by Apollo1971, Sep 08, 2012
How can they be the key? You can walk into any clinic and get tested straight away but with the support network around you if required and with the test being done correctly.

The home kit has a very poor % of correct postives/ negatives which will naturally create more problems not to mention thoses who are mentally unstable could end up doing self harm and over a false positive. Then with the high rate of false negative you will get people who think they are negative having uprotected sex....

I see no advantage at all with this test.


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by frog1968, Sep 13, 2012
why is it when you try to post a coment to someone post it won't allow you to also when you try to send a note , message it is the same way?

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by RainLover71, Nov 21, 2012
Stats show more people are testing now thanks to the over the counter rapid tests--welldone America

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by RainLover71, Dec 04, 2012
The over the counter rapid tests are selling like hot cakes.People are testing--congrats.

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by Teak, Dec 04, 2012
The US is only place they are approved to be sold and there hasn't been a rush on the stores to purchanse the test.

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by RainLover71, Dec 04, 2012
How accurate are they again--99.9 or 99.3 I can't remember.

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by Teak, Dec 04, 2012
At 3 months they are 100% effective like all other HIV antibody tests.

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by RainLover71, Dec 04, 2012
Ok then thats very reassuring for citizens of the US--we should have them in Australia soon I hope.

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by Teak, Dec 04, 2012
You don't even have the rapid test appoved in Australia.

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