Characteristics of the HIV self-testing kit: The BioSURE HIV self-testing kit is simple to use and provides an easy-to-read result in 15 minutes, with over 99.7% reliability. It is one of the legal methods available for self-diagnosis of HIV infection and is simple, discrete, reliable and convenient. In this respect, the FDA web has a page entitled “Facts About In-Home HIV Testing: HIV can be controlled. The first step is getting tested. An FDA-approved home test is one option.” HIV rapid diagnosis has fostered certain debate about the ethicality of this practice. In our opinion, there are no objective ethical difficulties for this test to become widely available worldwide since it will facilitate a more rapid diagnosis of the infection and thus reduce the possibilities of new infections. . Read: Information regarding the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test also published on FDA’s web explaining how to access and use it in the US by phone or internet.
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