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Comparison of OTC HIV testing with "current" practices urged in NEJM letter.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

HOME HIV TEST COUNSELING COMPARISON WITH CURRENT PRACTICES RECOMMENDED by a trio of public health experts in a letter published in the May 11 New England Journal of Medicine. The group suggests that comparing the telephone counseling that would be received with a home-use HIV kit to "prevailing practice" rather than an "idealized notion of testing and counseling" would be helpful "in considering" the "risks and benefits" of an over-the-counter HIV test.

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