43 countries have reported the existence of a policy supportive of HIVST, and 48 countries have a policy under development. Check out our policy map for more information.
The National Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) in Brasil authorized the first self-test for sale in pharmacies.
HIVST are now available in Kenya, through over 7,000 regulated pharmacies. Support and linkage to care resources for any individuals who test positive is also available.
Students at a Chinese university can now buy HIV self-tests at vending machine.
The Global Fund and UNITAID are inviting manufacturers of rapid diagnostic tests for HIVST to have their products evaluated by the Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics.
UNITAID and the Global Fund approve the first HIV self-testing product
South Africans can now purchase an HIV testing kit from a local pharmacy and screen themselves for infection in the privacy of their homes.
Technical specifications for WHO prequalification of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) rapid diagnostic tests for professional use and/or self-testing.
Global progress report and new guidelines launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2016.
Cheryl Johnson explains how the new WHO guidance will support countries to promote self-testing and increase access to HIV services worldwide.
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