Americans will soon be able to find out whether they are HIV positive at home, after an over-the-counter test was approved by the Food and Drug Agency. The test is only available to people aged 17 and above, so ID may be needed to buy one.
The OraQuick test, by OraSure Technologies, uses a mouth swab to detect antibodies in saliva, which a human body produces about three months after being infected with HIV. It produces results in 20 to 40 minutes. Over-the-counter tests previously available in the US required mailing a blood sample to a laboratory.
The test is about 92 per cent accurate in detecting people who do have the virus and 99.98 percent accurate in detecting those who don’t, according to company trials. This means the test would produce a false negative for about one person in 5,000 and a false positive for one person in 12. Naturally, positive tests would require further confirmation by medics, who attain a higher accuracy of diagnosis.
"17&40 is the title of the new EP from Bronx born & bred MC/producer Passport Gift. Written, produced, arranged and performed solely by Passport Gift, 17 (months) 40 (girls later) is an honest look at the psyche of a man in a transitional period and all the contradictory feelings, emotions and thoughts that go along with it. "Mr. 17&40" is the 1st offering from the EP...setting the tone and serving as the projects intro."
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22 is A follow up from my first tape "21Love". The theme and title are set in stone. This tape represents my experiences I obtained from being 22. Not all is shared. But whats there. Is there. With this tape you will hear me go though my nostalgia stage, my passion stage, an my "I shouldnt do this stage" I hope you enjoy. An thank you. I appreciate you. -SupaNovaLove
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