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 prevention plan. -- 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.
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