There is a policy allowing HIV self-testing. This policy is limited to in vitro diagnostic medical devices which are approved by the national regulatory authority (i.e. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency). There is one product for HIV self-testing with national regulatory approval.
Policies explicitly allow HIVST
Policies under development
HIVST explicitly illegal
Authorized for use, sale and distribution
Studies related to this country
- Preparedness for use of the rapid result HIV self-test by gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM): a mixed methods exploratory study among MSM and those involved in HIV prevention and care
- Self-testing for HIV: initial experience of the UK's first kit
- SELPHI study & PANTHEON study
- HIV self-testing among MSM in the UK: a qualitative study of barriers and facilitators, intervention preferences and perceived impacts
- Prospective observational study to evaluate the performance of the BioSure HIV Self-Test in the hands of lay users
- What are the perspectives of key informants on the implementation HIV self-testing (HIVST) in England?
- Risk, reassurance and routine: a qualitative study of narrative understandings of the potential for HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in England
- HIV self-testing: feasibility and acceptability of a large scale national service