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New HIV Self Testing Kits in Pharmacies

The Health Administration Institute (IASAÚDE) confirms that the new HIV self-test is now available in  pharmacies and non-prescription drug sales outlets (MSNRM) throughout the region.

However, IASAÚDE has stated that anyone buying the kit should be made aware of the following information.

– Advise on the proper use of the test in order to correctly use and interpret the results obtained.

– Understand the possibility of false positive or negative results and likelihood of their occurrence.

– Advise on action to be taken in case of positive, negative or undetermined result.

– Advise that no clinical measures be taken without consulting a healthcare professional.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly