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MHRA seizes more than 100 unreliable HIV home-testing kits

by Phillipa Davies | Aug 29, 2017

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people to not use or buy Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kit, after seizing 114 potentially unreliable products from two UK based suppliers.

If you believe you have used a Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kit you should seek a further HIV test at your local sexual health clinic or through your GP, because the self-test kits may be unreliable and provide false results.

The HIV kits, manufactured by Qingdao Hightop Biotech Co Ltd, do not have a valid CE mark which means the product has not met a number of regulatory requirements concerning test performance, labelling and instructions for use for use. MHRA is investigating the issue with experts at Public Health England.

The information above is from a press release published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. For more information, please visit: www.gov.uk/government/news/mhra-seizes-more-than-100-unreliable-hiv-home-testing-kits

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