HIV home-testing kits!!!!!!!
Woah huge news HIV testing will soon be available to test IN YOUR OWN HOME! Um, I love this? This is going to create much safer environments and help ease the negative stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS!
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The article goes on to discuss the overall aim: “Mr Hunt will also announce $5 million to implement the National Blood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategies, including the Eighth National HIV Strategy, which aims to “virtually eliminate HIV transmission in Australia by 2022“.”
“Self-testing is convenient and accessible and will give us further momentum against this epidemic.” Though it seems sales of the home-test kit will only be available online initially, which of course still creates some barriers but yay progress!!
“The drug currently retails for $10,800 a year but, after being listed on the PBS this Saturday, it will cost $39.50 per script, or $6.40 for concession card holders.” YESSSS! Affordability!! (Finally)! I’m just so impressed that the government is doing something so ..progressive? towards prevention/treatment? Such good news!!
What do you think about the home-test kits? Do you like the idea? Do you think there’s a better way to do things?