n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Enabling HIV self-testing in South Africa : forum
|Article Title||Enabling HIV self-testing in South Africa : forum|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand, 2 University of the Witwatersrand, 3 Ghent University, Belgium and 4 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||186 - 187|
In a South African context, we consider the implications of the United States Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of the OraQuick HIV self-testing kit. We argue that current law and policy inhibit the roll-out of accurate and well-regulated self-testing kits, and create a loophole for sale in supermarkets, but not pharmacies.
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