HIV self-testing kits get TGA approval

These kits are crucial for improving testing rates and eliminating HIV transmission, say experts

The TGA has given the green light to Australia’s first self-testing kit for HIV, which is expected to increase testing by reducing stigma.

fingerprick test

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has today announced the regulator’s approval of the Atomo Self-Test, ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December.

“This will make testing accessible and convenient, especially for people that need to test frequently or do not test at all,” Mr Hunt says.

The single-use fingerprick screening test, which is designed to detect HIV antibodies and provide a fast