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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

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