n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Enabling HIV self-testing in South Africa : forum

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



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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