NEWS: HIV Self Testing Kit Launched- Diagnosis Results In 15 Minutes

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By Dickson Blessing
26/4/2015, 15:30pm

    HIV self testing Kit, the first of its kind  which is able to produce the result in just fifteen minutes with a little drop of blood has been launched into the UK market.

    The kit approved by BioSure is able to determine  accuracy of the result with 99.7% in fifteen minutes.

    UK Telegraph reveals that this is to help 25,0000 persons living in Britain possible infected but are not aware of it.

    The BioSURE HIV Self Test can be bought online for £29.95 directly from the company's website or through the NHS online shop, to foster discreetness while carrying out the test. 

    "Knowing your HIV status is critical and the launch of this product will empower people to discreetly test themselves when it is convenient to them and in a place where they feel comfortable," said Brigette Bard, founder and CEO of BioSURE via Metro UK. She believes that this method can help reduce the rising HIV infection rates.

"The availability of the UK's first home HIV testing kit is a really exciting development," said Dr. Michael Brady, sexual health and HIV consultant at London's Kings College Hospital.

"Rates of undiagnosed HIV and late diagnoses remain unacceptably high in the UK and continue to contribute to unnecessary illness and onward transmission of the virus."

   It's also been confirmed by the  European-wide specialist CE mark of the reliability of the BioSure HIV kit which can also be used anywhere and anytime.

   According to Bard the company founder, "The process of gaining the CE mark for an HIV self-test is extremely rigorous and requires proof that an untrained user can perform the test and read the results with the same level of accuracy as a trained healthcare professional".

"However the BioSURE HIV self-test may not detect recent HIV infection as it can take up to three months for the level of antibodies to become detectable."

Source. Latinos Health