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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