Home Access Express HIV Test
Your privacy is guaranteed with this anonymous HIV test. We will ship the HIV test kit to you in 100% discreet packaging and your name will not be provided to the testing lab, instead you are issued a code to get your results by phone. The HIV Express test comes with a Fed Ex mailer to send your blood sample to the lab and you will have your results available by phone the next day. This test is clinically proven to be greater than 99.9% accurate and is fully approved for home use by the FDA.
SKU #: H-HIVEXP
Have your home hiv test results quickly by selecting the Express kit. We ship your test kit within 24 hours of your order and when your kit arrives, you follow the directions for collecting your blood sample and place it in the prepaid next day mailer. Your blood sample arrives in the lab the next day and your test results are available by an anonymous telephone call. By placing your order with Home Health Testing, the lab never knows your name or that you purchased the test.
An HIV Test is an important tool in the detection of AIDS. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a disease that limits the body's ability to fight infection. A person with AIDS has a very weak immune system, turning normally mild or rare diseases into potentially fatal conditions. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS.
In today's society, an HIV Test is a necessary precaution. A person can be HIV-infected for many years while looking and feeling healthy, with no signs at all of being sick. An HIV Test is the only way to find out for sure.
Each year, an estimated 56,300 Americans are newly infected with HIV - in part because 25 percent of the more than one million Americans who are believed to be living with HIV don't even know they are infected.
HIV testing is a key to controlling the spread of HIV infection. For those who test positive for HIV, awareness can help them take steps to protect their own health and that of their partners - thus avoiding further transmission. For those testing negative, the testing process is an opportunity to get informed and take action to avoid risks and stay uninfected.
The Home Access Health Corporation's® HIV Test is now available from Home Health Testing® so you can find out for sure with complete anonymity. Use the home HIV Test to find out if you have been exposed to the HIV virus.
The Home Access® HIV Test comes complete with everything you need to anonymously collect and ship a small blood sample (that you obtain by pricking your little finger) to an accredited laboratory. You get accurate test results, professional HIV counseling and medical or social referrals.
The Home Access® HIV home tests have been clinically proven and certified by the FDA to be as safe, effective and accurate as HIV tests administered by doctors, hospitals and health clinics. The Home Access® laboratory will perform a series of tests on your blood sample known as Eliza Screens. If these yield a positive result, they will then perform an IFA Confirmation - the gold standard in HIV testing.
Besides being fast, convenient and accurate, the home HIV Test is easy to use. Each kit comes with a detailed instruction booklet with graphic illustrations to guide you through the entire collection and testing process. The kit contains a small blotter that is identified with a unique 11 digit code. Calling a toll free number initially activates your 11 digit code and gives you anonymous access to professional counselors to ensure that you understand the entire process. Using the small spring loaded device that comes with the kit, prick your little finger and put a couple of drops of blood onto the blotter. Ship the blotter in a prepaid Federal Express® mailer (supplied) to the accredited Home Access® laboratory (first class postal mailer outside of the continental U.S.). Anonymously call a toll free number in 5 days, identify yourself only with your 11 digit code and ask for your results. If necessary, you then receive professional post-test aids counseling and medical referrals.
Several states have attempted to block the sale of home HIV tests citing their laws that mandate the reporting of names of HIV infected persons. However, federal court rulings have upheld the FDA approval of the Home Access® HIV kits over the more restrictive state laws. Use of a Home Access® HIV from Home Health Testing® affords you total anonymity regardless of your state and local laws. Guaranteed!
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Click here for detailed Home HIV Test Instructions
1. Call the 800 phone number and register the code number provided in the kit
1. Use fingerstick lancet and place a few drops of blood on the collection card
2. Seal the card in the prepaid pre-addressed overnight FedEx envelope and take to a FedEx center or drop box
3. Call the 800 phone number to receive your results one business day after you ship your sample. You can also request a printed copy of your home hiv test results by email or regular mail
Click here for sample of the Home HIV Test results
**If you learn that your sample cannot be tested for any reason, please talk to a counselor by calling 1-800-400-8988 or asking the counselor on the line why it was unable to be tested successfully. They should be able to offer you an explanation. These tests are guaranteed by the lab and when appropriate they will issue another test to you.
Q: How accurate is the home HIV test?
A:The Home Access® HIV Test Kit is clinically proven to be greater than 99.9% accurate using the same tests run by doctors and hospitals. Data from Phase III clinical trials have been published in the American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine (Vol. 157, 2/10/97). Test results are available in 3 working days.
Q: When should I test?
A:If you think that you have been exposed to HIV, you should be tested. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that if it's been 6 months since the last time you could have been exposed to the HIV virus and you test negative, you can feel confident with your negative test results. However you can test as early as 3 months after potential exposure.
Q: How confidential and anonymous is my test?
A:Your test results are completely anonymous. Only you, the test taker, have access to your test results. There are no names associated with your personal Home Access® Code Number.
Q: Are there any drugs or medical conditions that could influence the results?
A:The test is not recommended for hemophiliacs or individuals taking blood thinning medications such as anticoagulants.
Q: How do I take the test?
A:Its easy. Just call in to register your anonymous Home Access® Code Number. Then collect a blood spot sample by following the instructions included in your kit. (If you have questions, you can call the Home Access® toll-free number for assistance Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.) Ship your sample back to the laboratory for processing and then call in to find out your test results.
Q: When can I get my results?
A:With the express test kit ($59.95) the results are available the day after you ship your blood sample(excluding weekends and holidays).
Q: How are my test results given?
A:You retrieve your results by calling a toll-free number included in your test kit. If you are transferred to a counselor, don't panic, this does not mean that you have tested positive.
Q: Can I get a copy of my test results in writing?
A:Yes, you must first obtain your results over the phone. Then send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a written request noting your code number to:
Mail Back Results Home Access Health
2401 W. Hassell Road Suite 1510
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
You can also request your test results by email. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your code number in the body of the email and your results will be returned to the email address you sent from within 24 hours. See a sample of the emailed home HIV test results pdf report here
Q: Are there any additional fees?
A: No.The Home Access® Express HIV Test kit is available for $59.95 and includes the collection kit, next day prepaid mailer from your home to the lab and lab analysis fees.
Q: What does an insufficient result mean?
A:An insufficient result refers specifically to the Home Access® HIV Test system. It means that HIV-1 antibody testing could not be performed on the blood sample that was sent to the laboratory. This happens most often because there was not enough blood to test. If you use Home Access® HIV testing, make sure you follow all printed instructions regarding the collection of a blood sample.
Q: So what does a negative result mean?
A:It means that HIV-1 antibodies were not found by a laboratory in a particular blood sample.
Q: What does a positive result mean?
A:It means that HIV-1 antibodies were found by the laboratory in a particular blood sample and the individual providing that sample is infected. That individual is capable of passing the virus on to someone else.
Q: What does an indeterminate result mean?
A:It means a laboratory could not confirm the presence of HIV-1 antibodies in a particular blood sample. It could mean that an individual may be in the process of converting from being negative to being positive. It could also be due to other medical factors. In either case, it is recommended that the individual be re-tested.
Q: What exactly does an HIV test do?
A:Any HIV test checks your blood specimen for HIV-1 antibodies. The body creates antibodies to HIV when an individual becomes infected by the virus. By testing blood for these antibodies, a laboratory can tell if HIV is present.
Q: How soon do these antibodies show up?
A:In most infected people, the antibodies will show up in the blood within three months. In some people, it takes six months or longer. This is important because the test cannot detect recent infections. For example, if you became infected in January, you may not test positive until June.
Q: So you can test negative and still be infected?
A:Yes, there is a small window period of time when recent infections may not be detected.
Q: What is AIDS?
A:AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a disease that limits the body's ability to fight infection. A person with AIDS has a very weak immune system, turning normally mild or rare diseases into potentially fatal conditions.
Q: What is HIV?
A:HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS.
Q: How can you tell if someone is infected with HIV?
A:Only with a blood test. A person can be HIV-infected for many years while looking and feeling healthy, with no signs at all of being sick.
Q: Who is most likely to become infected?
A:Anyone can become infected with HIV. HIV is transmitted sexually or through drug use by contaminated blood.
Q: How can I be exposed to HIV?
A:Unprotected sex with someone who is infected or sharing a needle or syringe with someone who is infected.
Q: What is unprotected sex?
A:Sex without a condom. HIV is found in semen, vaginal fluids and blood. HIV can enter the body through any type of sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal and oral sex.
Q: What about doing drugs?
A:Injecting drugs using a needle that has been used by someone else is risky because it can contain infected blood from that person.
Q: What are the ways to prevent or reduce exposure to HIV infection?
A:The best way to reduce risk is to always use a latex condom correctly for all sexual intercourse. If you are using injectable drugs, always use a sterile needle and never use somebody else's equipment.
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