Self-test kit for HIV launched

Self-test kit for HIV launched

A legally approved HIV self-test kit has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales, offering results in just 15 minutes.

While results are said to be 99.7% accurate (if used properly and three months after possible exposure), anyone with a positive result is advised to contact their local sexual health clinic or healthcare professional for a further test and advice.

It is hoped the test will help to address the fact that an estimated 26,000 people have undiagnosed HIV in the UK.

The kit costs £29.99 and is available to purchase online.

For more information:

HIV Self Test

BBC News

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