Blog Post Highlights Potential Benefits, Challenges Of HIV Self-Testing

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Is HIV self-testing an answer, or another obstacle?
Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reporting from the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health, highlights a discussion on diagnostic technologies, during which participants highlighted potential benefits and challenges of HIV self-testing, including reaching marginalized populations and connecting those who test positive to existing health care systems. Aziz notes a South African study is underway to test a smartphone application “that informs individuals on how to self-test and links them to care” (6/15).

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