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November 13, 2012

'Time' Names OraQuick Test in Best Inventions of 2012

OraQuick, the first rapid in-home HIV test, was named one of the best inventions of 2012 by Time magazine. Made by OraSure Technologies, the single-use test is available for $39.99 online and in stores nationwide. Administered with an oral swab, it gives results in 20 to 40 minutes. Other inventions on the list include a surface that anything will slide off, a solar water distiller, a motion-activated screwdriver and gloves that allow hearing-impaired people to communicate with those who don't understand sign language.

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Jeton Ademaj, Harlem, NYC, 2012-11-13 13:24:42
Amazing how many poz people feel a sense of threat from this test. while many rightly point out various problems with it (the 8% false negative rate, the lack of mandatory counseling, potential abusive use against others by test-purchasers, etc) the dominant theme is the fear of not being able to hide one's HIV+ status from sex partners. some actually believe the poz community has the political juice to thwart the marketing of such tests! they're wrong. more accurate/affordable tests WILL come.

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