Self-testing refers to a process in which an individual performs a HIV rapid diagnostic test to know their HIV status in private. The World Health Organization(WHO)has strongly recommended HIV self-testing as an additional approach to be included in national HIV programs.
This is a public position statement setting out AIDS Concern’s views about the use of self-testing and what needs to be done for self-testing to be best implemented in Hong Kong as an effective additional approach to HIV testing services. AIDS Concern sees that self-testing has a great potential to increase the uptake of HIV testing, and can play an important role in the HIV cascade of care if it is integrated well with the current healthcare system. We will be advocating for self-testing to be more available in Hong Kong.
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