What Innovations Have Been Made in HIV Research?

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one of the most widespread and debilitating disease of modern times. With all of the emphasis on prevention and research fundraising for this virus and its associated disease, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), the developments that have been made on this front have been somewhat overlooked by the general public. Advances have been made, and they may surprise you. 

In July of 2012, the OraQuick Test was approved by the FDA for mass consumption. This unique apparatus works similarly to an at-home pregnancy test, and it is the first at home solution for HIV testing. While you will eventually have to have testing done by a doctor, many medical professionals believe that this could a place to begin in discovering your HIV status.

It should be known however that in its present state, this method will yield a false negative at least one time out of 12. While it is a step in the right direction, it is not a perfect one.