HIV home-testing kits to be sold in pharmacies
Minister for Health Peter Dutton has announced the removal of restrictions on the sale of HIV home-testing kits in Australia, in a bid to increase early diagnosis of the virus.
As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Dutton said that manufacturers of the home-testing kits could apply to the TGA for approval to distribute the products, which could then be directly sold to consumers, including through pharmacies.
The announcement follows the launch of new national strategies to target HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmissible infections over the next three years.
The HIV strategy aims to virtually eliminate new HIV infections in Australia by 2020. Contact Magazine – Read more…