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Sunday 25 September 2016

UK to sell first home HIV tests

The first legally-approved HIV self-testing kit has gone sale in the UK.

The BioSURE HIV Self Test will enable people to test themselves when and where they like, with a 99.7pc accuracy rate.

An estimated 26,000 people in the UK have HIV but are unaware of it, making them unknowingly responsible for the majority of onwards transmissions.

Due to developments in treatments available, HIV is now a manageable disease but late diagnosis can be devastating to health.

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