Only Home Access Health Corporation Offers FDA-Approved At-Home Tests for HIV and Hepatitis C Via the Internet

Jun 24, 1999, 01:00 ET from Home Access Health Corporation

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Access Health
 Corporation executives today applauded the Federal Trade Commission's
 Operation Cure-All to combat deceptive health claims on the Internet.
     "The Internet puts a world of information at a person's fingertips," said
 Richard A. Quattrocchi, president of Home Access Health.  "But anyone looking
 for information online must beware that there are unscrupulous organizations
 and individuals who use the Internet to rip people off."
     Home Access Health is the only company providing FDA-approved, at-home
 telemedicine testing and counseling services for individuals wanting to know
 their HIV and HCV status.  Home Access Health is a leading provider of
 clinical research, project management and medical call center services to
 pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic companies and government agencies.  For
 more information call 1-888-888-HEPC or visit .
     Home Access received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to
 market its at-home Hepatitis C Check Test Service in April and its Home Access
 Express for HIV-1 testing and counseling in July of 1996.
     Both test services provide people with the ability to learn if they have
 been exposed to the HCV and HIV viruses quickly and confidentially.  Using a
 safety lancet, individuals draw a few drops of blood from a fingertip and
 place them a special piece of paper.  The sample is sent to a certified
 laboratory where technicians, using the same tests employed by physicians and
 hospitals, determine if the sample contains HCV or HIV antibodies.  Before
 submitting their sample, individuals call a toll-free number to register their
 test and receive a personal identification number.  After 10 days, they can
 call a toll-free number, enter their PIN and learn the results of their test.
 Healthcare counseling and referrals to medical professionals are available 24
 hours a day, except holidays.

SOURCE Home Access Health Corporation