HIV self-testing in the privacy of your home

South Africa's much-anticipated National Strategic Plan for HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases (2017 - 2022) is expected to set high ambitions for eradicating the disease.

According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) South Africa, making HIV self-testing available as a a new way of accessing healthcare services in the comfort and privacy of one's home.

We want to empower people, give them the information, give them the tools to make the right decision to test.

Dr Amir Shroufi, MSF South Africa

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to MSF SA medical coordinator, Dr Amir Shroufi, about the matter.

The following issues are critical to South Africa's five-year plan to combat HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections:

  • HIV testing should be taken as close as possible to communities
  • receiving treatment
  • retention
  • making sexual education and health services available in schools
  • improving access to medical care for survivors of sexual violence

Listen to the conversation below:


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