Is home test for HIV a good idea?
By Stu Hutson IMAGINE if testing for HIV was as simple as a pregnancy stick test. A quick swab of your gums, and 20 minutes later a thin red line on the device could be the difference between a healthy life and coping with a deadly disease. The test, called OraQuick Advance and made by OraSure Technology of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is already being used in clinics in the US. Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started debating whether the kit should be available for people to test for HIV in their own homes,