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OTC HIV tests: 42% of at-risk survey respondents said they "likely" would use test-- NEJM.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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HOME HIV TESTS: 42% OF AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS SURVEYED WOULD "LIKELY" USE the test if it were approved by FDA for over-the-counter use, Kathryn Phillips, PhD, University of California-San Francisco, et al. note in a study published in the May 11 New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that 42% of 2,523 respondents to a national health survey who were deemed to be at risk for HIV said they would be "very or somewhat likely to use home tests" for the virus. Sixty-three percent of this group noted that they had never been tested for HIV, excluding testing for blood donations.

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