Vaccines, Blood & Biologics
Testing for HIV
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the tests that detect infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS is a serious disease that can be fatal because the body has lost the ability to fight infections and cancers. There are a number of options for people to be tested for HIV, using tests approved by FDA:
- Trained health professionals collect a sample and run the test in a professional medical setting. You receive your test results from a trained health professional.
- You collect a sample in the home, forward the sample to a medical laboratory, and trained health professionals run the test in the medical laboratory.
- You collect a sample, run the test, and obtain your own test results in your home.
OraQuick In-Home HIV Test
OraSure Technologies, Inc.
Home Access HIV-1 Test System Home Access Health Corp Complete List of Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays HIV / AIDS
Consumer Updates on HIV/AIDS
HIV and AIDS Activities
Consumer Information for Patients & Patient Advocates