Low uptake of self-testing in Australia ‘a barrier to reducing HIV’

The TGA has yet to approve the fluid-based oral testing kits that many patients prefer

The lack of oral self-testing kits for HIV is hampering testing rates, particularly among men who have sex with men, Australian researchers say.

They have demonstrated in a study of sexual health centre clients that a fluid-based oral testing kit is seen as easier to use and preferable to a blood-based self-test.