Self-testing HIV tests to be legal in UK from 2014

The self-testing kits, which will enable people to read their results at home, must comply with EU rules. Credit: Press Association

Self-testing kits for HIV will be legalised in the UK from April 2014, with the aim of improving early detection of the disease.

If a test is positive, people will be advised to have a follow-up test at an NHS clinic to confirm the results.


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