Though a new HIV test promises quick results, a St. Louis University infectious disease expert doubts it will revolutionize the battle against AIDS. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the rapid HIV test that can tell a person the likelihood that they are infected in a matter of minutes, rather than days or weeks under the old method. Dr. Donald Kennedy with the St. Louis University School of Medicine says claims that the new test will revoluntionize AIDS treatment might be overstating the case a bit. The reason for Kennedy’s caution is because anyone who is HIV positive or who has full-blown AIDS must make a commitment to treatment that can be long and difficult. He says the test will be most helpful in emergency situations when an answer is needed fast.
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