Phar­ma­cies to be al­lowed sell over-the­counter oral HIV self-test­ing kits

The East African - - NEWS -

RWANDA: Phar­ma­cies will soon be al­lowed to sell over-the- counter oral HIV self-test­ing kits af­ter the Min­istry of Health inked a deal with phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal agen­cies.

More than 20 se­lect phar­ma­cies in the cap­i­tal Ki­gali are re­ceiv­ing train­ing in how to use the kits, whose prices have been slashed by half to about $5.5.

Rwanda is look­ing to use the kits, which were in­tro­duced in De­cem­ber 2017, to com­ple­ment other test­ing meth­ods mainly for peo­ple with tight sched­ules.

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