A Home HIV Test

Jul 19 2012 @ 3:24pm

Will be available in October for between $18 and $60. Timothy Kincaid suggests gifting one to a person who can't or won't buy one:

The biggest contributor to the spread of HIV is ignorance about one’s own status. And while there are testing centers aplenty, clearly that isn’t working. Between a quarter and a third of all HIV positive people in this country are unaware that they are carrying the virus, a number that doubles once you get into less affluent communities. And while there are many outlets for testing that are funded by federal or state grants, there are plenty of people who need help – or want to give it – for whom institutional bureaucracies or a trip to the gay community center are not the solution.