Warning over HIV home testing kits
Illegal home testing kits for HIV are giving people incorrect results, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned.
It said there were issues with other home STI test kits for sexually transmitted diseases which were legal but might also be inaccurate.
The body is investigating a UK website which is selling the tests.
The Health Protection Agency has written to some of those affected to say the tests are unreliable.
Sales records gathered during the investigation showed that about 500 tests for sexually transmitted diseases - such as HIV, chlamydia and syphilis - had been sold.
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