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Is the new OTC HIV test reliable?
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes, but...
It's a good test, but has a lower sensitivity than standard tests, meaning that there can be false negatives.
As with any rapid test, false positives can also occur. Following the instructions very carefully will help reduce the chances of a false negative test. Any positive test should be confirmed with a standard test.

In brief: Yes, but...
It's a good test, but has a lower sensitivity than standard tests, meaning that there can be false negatives.
As with any rapid test, false positives can also occur. Following the instructions very carefully will help reduce the chances of a false negative test. Any positive test should be confirmed with a standard test.
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