FDA panel backs OraSure’s In-Home HIV test

The arm of a woman is seen as she takes a test on HIV by a nurse at the Condesa Clinic on World AIDS Day in Mexico CityWASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of outside experts concluded that OraSure Technologies Inc's over-the-counter, in-home HIV test is reasonably safe and effective for determining whether someone has the AIDS virus. The 17-member FDA advisory committee voted unanimously that the drug's ability to prevent new HIV infections and provide HIV-positive people with access to medical care and social services outweighed the risks of false results. …



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