Availability of HIV Rapid Diagnostic Tests Over the Counter

SHOPS conducted assessments of over-the-counter availability of HIV rapid diagnostic tests through private pharmacies in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. The objective was to assess the extent to which the tests were readily accessible to and used by consumers for self-testing, in lieu of facility-based HIV testing services. The assessment revealed several findings regarding HIV rapid diagnostic tests, including their regulatory oversight, availability, source, demand, and future role.

Author

Christina Kramer, Pamela Riley, James White, Jorge Ugaz, and Phoebe Sloane

Contributor

SHOPS Project

Published
November 2017
Resource Types
Report
Country
Kenya
Malawi
Tanzania
Uganda
Health Area
HIV
Keywords
Africa
AIDS
HIV counseling and testing
HIV/AIDS
pharmacies
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