Home HIV test kits: Uses, what to expect, and benefits
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Types of home test kits:
Two HIV home testing options have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are available in the United States (U.S.). These are the Home Access HIV-1 Test System and the OraQuick HIV test kit.

Home Access HIV-1 Test System :
This was the first home HIV test kit, approved by the FDA in July 1996. This test requires a blood sample, which is then sent off to a lab for processing, via the mail.

In order to use this HIV test kit, an individual must first call a toll-free number and register using an anonymous code. Pre-counseling and a brief, anonymous interview about demographic data are conducted. Then the individual collects their blood sample and sends it off to the lab for processing....

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