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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita California Institute of Technology will hold a lecture on revolutionary medicine, 8 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (888) 2CALTECH, (888) 222-5382 or (626) 395-4652. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. WEDNESDAY: Martin Luther King Day remembrance, 10 a.m.-noon, Sunland Park Senior Citizen Center, 8640 Fenwick St., Sunland. (818) 353-9571. The San Fernando Library will feature a program for young sleuths, including games and more, 5 p.m., 217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. Free. Call (818) 365-6928. See a different kind of Hollywood night life with a night hike, 6:45, Griffith Park. Meet at the merry-go-round, just off Crystal Springs Drive. Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association will meet to discuss the future of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, 7:30 p.m., Sunkist Building, 14130 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak. Call (818) 377-4590. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Vancouver lab offers at-home HIV testing kits for $25

first_imgMolecular Testing Labs in Vancouver and Kathy Ireland Worldwide have collaborated to offer affordable at-home HIV testing kits this week.The kits will be sold for $25 through Friday in support of World AIDS Day 2018, which was Saturday. More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. have HIV, and one out of seven people don’t know they have it. HIV attacks cells in the body’s immune system, the natural defense against illness. AIDS is a set of symptoms caused by advanced HIV infection.The kits can be delivered directly to your home in a discreet package. According to Molecular Lab’s website, the test is a “self-administered dry blood spot card with simple-to-follow instructions.” Dr. Charles Sailey, the medical director for the laboratory at Molecular, said these are the best at-home tests on the market, and can detect infection within five to seven days of exposure. Sailey added they’re close to 100 percent accurate.“We are able to do testing that is as accurate as testing they would get at a hospital or clinic,” Sailey said.There are instructions included with the test, and a provided envelope that can be used to mail the specimen back to the lab. The results can be viewed through a secure, HIPAA-compliant portal. Molecular can also help people find the proper physician if they have questions about their results.Sailey said he couldn’t know what the kit would cost after Friday, since Molecular generally offers HIV testing as part of larger panel testing, but he did say that they were under the cost to the laboratory.Sailey explained that at-home testing for sexually transmitted diseases and infections is “starting to take off,” but not to the level that genetic testing is. Sailey said that STD and STI testing has more scrutiny involved — for example, Molecular has two layers of accreditation.last_img read more