FDA Approves Over The Counter HIV Test
The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first ever over the counter home HIV test.
The OraQuick HIV test requires a swab of the inside of your cheek and the results are ready in about 20 minutes.
Even though the test is over 99 percent accurate - makers say to be 100 percent sure you should still confirm the results with your physician.
Customers we spoke with today had mixed reaction to the thought of taking an HIV test at home.
"I think it's a pretty good idea, that way people can do it in the privacy of their own home, if it comes out positive than they can get help from doctors," says Roger Luttrell.
"My concern is once you find out the results of the test, will you share that information with the people that are taking care of you- cuz they are taking a chance, a risk," says Wilda Roesler.