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What is a regulated HIV Self Test?

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What is a regulated HIV Self Test?

South African Pharmacy Council Test must be CE marked or FDA approved as a self test To gain CE marking a test must have gone through a user study to evidence that untrained people from a variety of backgrounds, can perform the test and read the result as accurately as a trained healthcare professional There can be no deviation from the product sold in Europe as sold in South Africa The product must go through European batch certification and be certified A professional test cannot be repackaged and sold as a self test Pre test counselling Through our work with...

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10 things you need to know about HIV self-testing

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10 things you need to know about HIV self-testing
The BioSURE HIV Self Test is now available in South Africa at select Dischem branches‚ Spar stores and Pick n Pay supermarkets making it possible for people to test their HIV status in the privacy of their homes.

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Hanx condoms

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BioSURE are delighted to be working in partnership with HANX and believe our collaboration can continue to drive the conversation we are both so passionate about – sex, HIV and empowered choices   As part of our World AIDS Day 2017 awareness campaign, a free HANX condom was included with each BioSure HIV Self Test. We believe it is absurd that in this day and age, buying and carrying condoms as a woman is still taboo. HANX new condoms (for penises!) are stylish and luxurious and are designed so women can be proud to be seen with a HANX. HANX condoms...

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BioSure’s Role in "Delivering the First 90” - The Potential of HIV Self Testing

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BioSure’s Role in "Delivering the First 90” - The Potential of HIV Self Testing

The global community has come a long way in the fight against AIDS. In the last decade AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 45% and new HIV infection rates by almost 10%. On top of this, there are currently over 17 million people receiving anti retroviral treatment (ART). These are impressive sounding statistics, but do they point to the near-defeat of AIDS?  Despite such exciting figures, they do not actually reveal a potentially dangerous trend. We could, in fact, be heading towards an outcome whereby the epidemic outruns the response. Time is of the essence. Rather than approaching a world with “zero new...

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15 things to do in 15 minutes

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15 things to do in 15 minutes

In 1966, photographer Nat Finkelstein was shooting the world-famous artist, Andy Warhol, for a proposed book. As the crowd gathered, attempting to get into the shot, Warhol muttered that everyone wants to be famous. To which Finkelstein replied, “Yeah, for about fifteen minutes, Andy”; creating the infamous adage “Everyone wants their fifteen minutes of fame”, or so Finkelstein likes to claim. Life is made up of a series of interconnecting moments. For some people, these short periods of time will be famous. For others, they will be life changing. Last week was National HIV Testing week, during which charities and...

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