Home Test For HIV

It's amazing what a little spit can do. Swab the inside of your mouth and you'll know whether you are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, thanks to OraQuick. It's the first over-the-counter home test for HIV--expected to be available this fall--that doesn't require users to send samples to a lab. Consumers place the swab, attached to a test strip, in a vial of liquid, and two colored lines appear if the virus is present.

The idea for such a DIY test has been around since 1987, but the FDA hadn't approved one because of concerns raised by experts...

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