HIV self-testing kits for blood examined for licensing in Canada

Number of new HIV cases in Canada has increased in recent years, in contrast to the downward trend elsewhere

Researchers are launching a study on HIV self-testing kits with the aim of gaining federal approval for the first such device in Canada.

Sean Rourke, a scientist with the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital, said the clinical trial will begin in Toronto on Wednesday before expanding across the country in coming weeks.

Jane Greer of the Hassle Free Clinic, unboxes an HIV self-testing kit in Toronto on Wednesday.

 

This article was written by The Canadian Press and originally posted on CBC. Please click HERE to read the full article.

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HIV self-testing kits for blood examined for licensing in Canada
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