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N° 119 :

Opinion

Generally speaking, the principle underlying self-testing is giving anyone who so wishes,  the possibility of performing and finding out for themselves the results of a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening test, without needing anyone’s assistance, using a readily available shop-bought kit.  Currently, it is possible to run such a test using a finger-prick drop of blood or saliva as samples.  The results can be interpreted by the person concerned after a short wait of 20 to 30 minutes.