2014

Home Access Health Corporation Statement Following CDC Revised Recommendations for Routine HIV Testing

    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.
 
 

SOURCE Home Access Health Corporation

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