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OTC HIV tests: 42% of at-risk survey respondents "likely" to use test -- NEJM study.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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HOME HIV TESTS: 42% OF AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS SURVEYED WOULD "LIKELY" USE such tests if they were approved by FDA for over-the-counter use, according to a study published in the May 11 New England Journal of Medicine. Kathryn Phillips, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, et al. noted that 42% of 2,523 respondents to a national health survey who were considered 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 said they had never been tested for HIV, excluding testing for blood donations.

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