…A major breakthrough in HIV testing
WED, JULY 22 2020-theG&BJournal– DKT, one of the largest private providers of family planning and reproductive health products and services have announced a major breakthrough in HIV testing amid COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of OraQuick, the first in-home ORAL HIV SELF-TEST to be approved by WHO, NAFDAC, FMOH and US-FDA.
OraQuick, according to DKT detects antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 with an oral swab, providing a confidential in-home testing option with results in as little as 20 minutes.
‘’For the first time ever, individuals will have access to an in-home oral test that will empower them to learn their HIV status in the comfort and privacy of their homes,’’ DKT said.
According to DKT, this new in-home rapid test will help individuals at risk for HIV who may not want to test in a clinical setting especially in COVID-19 pandemic times.
‘’OraQuick Oral HIV Self-Test is 99% accurate, very easy to use (just swipe your gum), delivers result in 20 minutes, and it is seen only by you (thus providing confidentiality and preventing HIV-related stigma).’’
DKT say the Oral HIV Self-Test Kit is available in pharmacies and online stores.