Pharmacists can now sell take-home HIV testing kits, according to Pharmacy Council of South Africa Registrar and CEO Amos Masango.
According to Masango, a May 2015 decision by the council effectively and quietly removed the ban on pharmacist sales of HIV self-testing kits. The decision comes almost one year after the council gazetted a draft plan to remove the ban. The proposed lifting of the ban was warmly received publicly, according to Masango.
Over a year of deliberations