16 Jan, 2018 In: News

autotest VIH® in french pharmacies : 2 years later, what is the impact ?

More than 240,000 autotest VIH® have been referenced in more than 11,000 pharmacies since its launch in September 2015. In 2017, pharmacists remain involved in HIV screening with more than 7,500 self-tests sold each month on average, a growth of 7% versus 2016.

Since the publication of a decree in 2016, the associations and screening centers can now distribute HIV self-tests, free of charge, to a target population as defined in the decree. Thus, the french association HF Prévention has distributed 1,600 self-tests and 10,139 self-tests are being distributed by AIDES.

autotest VIH® is now available in several European countries. A study was conducted in the largest screening center in the Rome region between December 1st 2016 and May 31th 2017. During this period, 23% of new HIV-positive cases were detected first by autotest VIH®. 67% of them had never done an HIV test before. This study shows that the self-test reaches a new population and that self-test users enter into the health care pathway after obtaining a positive result.


NB : the picture shows the French packaging sold in French pharmacies. The contents of the kit you buy online is the same that the French box, only the packaging is different.


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