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Is the geodesic meditech home HIV rapid test good? I' m thinking of ordering and trying it. There website is www.hiv-test-yourself.com also what are your thoughts on the orasure test I heard it has a lot of false negatives. Is the geodesic meditech the same rapid test used by vancouver clinics?


In Canada, the INSTI Rapid HIV test is the only test licensed for use in healthcare settings and  is the only one used in Vancouver clinics.

I don't know how reliable the orasure or geodesic meditech tests are, or if they were studied when Health Canada approved the INSTI test.

Check out our clinic finder if you want to get tested in a clinic and need help finding one

Health Nurse




This answer was posted on March 4, 2013

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