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Federal Panel Backs Easier Home Test for H.I.V.
New York Times

A panel of experts on Tuesday recommended the approval of the first rapid, over-the-counter H.I.V. test, meaning Americans may soon be able to give themselves a simple test for the virus that causes AIDS.

The 17 members of the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel decided in a unanimous vote that the benefits of the OraQuick H.I.V. test outweigh its potential risks for consumers.

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