| contact | home |

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Who's Positive is an organization which humanizes HIV/AIDS through firsthand accounts of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, follow us on Twitter @whospositive

Search

XML Feeds

free open source blog

Who's Positive
 
 
« MTV Seeks HIV-positive Youth for Documentary SpecialTom's Experience of Ignorance: We still have opportunity »

HIV Organization Applauds FDA For Approval of OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

07/03/12

Permalink 12:20:00 pm, by Tom Donohue Email , 238 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Personal

HIV Organization Applauds FDA For Approval of OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

Link: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm310542.htm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Tom Donohue 434-987-0401

HIV Organization Applauds FDA For Approval of OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

Charlottesville, Virginia,  July 3, 2012  -- Who’s Positive a national HIV/AIDS Awareness organization which humanizes HIV through firsthand accounts of those living with HIV/AIDS applauds The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

“It’s time that everyone knows their HIV status” says Tom Donohue, Founding Director for Who’s Positive.  “This over-the-counter test will make HIV testing available to an entire new population of people who have in the past found conventional ways of testing a barrier.  This test will allow anyone to empower themselves to know their HIV status when, how and with whom they want to.  This is a win for the generation which wants to end AIDS”

About Who’s Positive
Who's Positive is committed to raising the awareness of HIV and its consequences. Our organization foregrounds the reality of living with HIV through the first-hand accounts of those coping with the disease. Who's Positive strives to remind the public that this is a virus with no cure. Through the stories of those living with HIV, Who's Positive hopes to reduce the transmission of HIV among teens and young adults - a population with one of the fastest growing infection rates

###

1 comment

Comment from: aids articles [Visitor] Email
aids articlesNice Article.Thanks for Posting.
07/04/12 @ 06:22


 
© Who's Positive. All Rights Reserved. For more information, contact info@whospositive.org
Disclaimer: This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. This information should not be substituted for the advice of a doctor or other professional. Who's Positive staff and sponsors assume no liability or responsibility for personal, financial, medical, or legal decisions made by users of this site.