More than just selling the test: pharmacist opinion about the sale of over the counter HIV rapid tests
Meyerson et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
0.2 [0.2 - 0.2]
Exploratory interviews with pharmacists regarding over-the-counter rapid HIV tests.
Summary of findings
Pharmacists had positive attitudes about the over-the-counter rapid HIV test, as testing would likely result in more people learning their HIV status. Participants felt that the pharmacy role should not be limited to test kit sale. Pharmacists framed their role as health consultants focused specifically on results consultation and linkage to treatment.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment