HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Access Health
Corporation (HAHC), the manufacturer of the only U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)-approved at-home HIV-1 test, is poised to facilitate
routine HIV testing following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention's (CDC) recommendation for routine voluntary HIV testing for
people ages 13 to 64.
Now that the CDC has recommended routine HIV testing for most adults
and adolescents, people will want options that suit their own needs for
privacy, anonymity and accuracy. HAHC's HIV-1 test is uniquely positioned
to offer such a choice.
Home Access utilizes a proprietary platform that integrates mail-in
micro- blood samples with greater than 99.9% diagnostic testing accuracy.
No other diagnostic procedure for HIV, other than a venous blood draw,
provides this level of accuracy. The Home Access test is much more than an
HIV screen. The testing protocol requires any test exhibiting potential
"HIV positive" attributes undergo immediate confirmatory testing. As a
result, the Home Access system eliminates the risk of a "false positive," a
test result that can appear to be positive, but upon further confirmatory
testing, will be negative.
The Home Access HIV-1 test is available through physician offices as
well as directly to consumers in the privacy of their own homes -- with
next business-day, confirmed results through accurate, professional
laboratory services. While the test is completely anonymous to ensure
privacy, consumers can immediately choose to share their test results with
their physicians, without having to wait for additional confirmatory
results, as can be the practice with rapid HIV tests.
And, for physicians, the Home Access HIV-1 test offers a hassle-free
option. Medical professionals need no special training to use the Home
Access HIV-1 test, and Home Access provides results interpretation and
counseling services. The test has a long shelf life, up to three years,
with no special storage requirements.
About Home Access
Home Access Health Corporation is a pioneer and market leader in
personal convenience diagnostics. Home Access is the only company approved
by the FDA to provide at-home testing for HIV-1 and Hepatitis C. Home
Access offers physician-directed at-home tests for management of
CardioDiabetes, including lipids (cholesterol panel), liver enzyme (ALT),
and hemoglobin (HbA1c). The company's proprietary platform integrates
mail-in micro-blood samples with highly accurate diagnostic testing and
interactive communication methods that have made Home Access a trusted
brand in personal health care. For more information call 1-800-HIV-TEST or
visit http://www.homeaccess.com .
Home Access Health Corporation HIV Test - Fact Sheet
-- Home Access Health Corporation is a pioneer and market leader in
personal convenience diagnostics.
-- Home Access was founded in 1993 to develop direct-to-patient,
technology-based solutions to address one of the most pressing issues
in healthcare today: the inability of people to obtain fast,
convenient, accurate, and confidential information about their health,
particularly the presence of infectious diseases such as HIV.
-- Home Access is the only company approved by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) to provide at-home testing for HIV-1, with next
business day results.
-- While other manufacturers have been in the news for lower-than-
expected accuracy rates, Home Access Health's HIV-1 Test has a proven
and reliable greater than 99.9 percent accuracy.
-- Home Access HIV-1 tests utilize a retractable safety lancet for blood
collection. Customers prick a fingertip and place drops of blood on
the blood collection card included in the test kit.
-- Test results and counseling are completely anonymous. The simple at-
home collection method combined with accurate laboratory testing
ensures a reliable test result quickly and conveniently. Using the
Home Access HIV-1 test is a great first step in formulating a personal
-- The Home Access HIV-1 test has a shelf life of up to three years and
requires no special storage conditions.
-- Because the company's proprietary platform integrates mail-in micro-
blood samples with highly accurate diagnostic testing and interactive
communication methods, Home Access has become a trusted brand in
personal health care.
-- Home Access test kits are available to consumers via more than 20,000
major retail pharmacies and drug stores, government agencies, the
Internet, and through phone, fax and mail order.
SOURCE Home Access Health Corporation