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Can I buy HIV test Kit in pharmacy in South Africa?

Can I buy HIV test Kit in pharmacy in South Africa?

South African Pharmacy Council lifts ban preventing pharmacies from selling DIY HIV test kits. Local pharmacies in South Africa are now selling an at-home HIV testing kit, according to the Daily Maverick.

How much is a home HIV test in South Africa?

Prices in the private sector range from about R100 to R300 per test kit. If you are considering buying one, it is safest to buy a test kit that has been prequalified by the WHO.

Can I buy my own HIV test?

For R59. 95 South Africans can now purchase an HIV testing kit from a local pharmacy and screen themselves for infection in the privacy of their homes – effectively by-passing the health system altogether.

Can you buy HIV test over-the-counter in South Africa?

It’s been almost two years since the South African Pharmacy Council approved the over-the-counter sale of HIV self-testing kits. The kits are now available at pharmacies for between R60 and R160.

Where can I get pep pills in South Africa?

“PEP is available at any local government or private clinic and hospital, and any other primary healthcare facility such as Thuthuzela Care Centres,” explained clinical associate Kutlwano Leotlela.

Can I buy PrEP over the counter in South Africa?

Yes, because PrEP has been approved by South Africa’s Medicines Control Council. You can’t go to the chemist and request PrEP over the counter without a doctor’s prescription. Your GP would first have to test you for HIV and make sure you’re HIV negative.

Are PEP pills sold over the counter?

You can buy the emergency contraceptive pill from chemists, and it is usually also available from GPs, sexual health clinics and A&E departments.

How much does PrEP cost in SA?

South Africa approved the use of PrEP in 2015 — it is available in the private health sector at a monthly cost of about R250 and the health department provides it for free at demonstration sites to high risk groups such as sex workers, men who have sex with men and young women.

Where can I buy PrEP in South Africa?

PrEP is currently available for MSM and sex workers at no user cost in the public sector at selected state facilities. PrEP is available for MSM at the Ivan Toms Centre for Men’s Health in Cape Town (021 447 2844) and Health4Men at Yeoville clinic in Gauteng (011 648 7979 or 072 654 0816).

Where can I buy PEP in South Africa?

PEP is available from sexual health clinics and accident & emergency departments.

Can I get PEP at pharmacy South Africa?

While pharmacists have not yet been authorised to prescribe ART, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), or PrEP in South Africa, the EPIC consortium has piloted the initiation of ART, PEP, and PrEP at multiple pharmacies across the country – including in both independent and corporate pharmacies.

How can I get free PrEP in South Africa?

As of 2017, PrEP is approved for HIV prevention by an increasing number of countries, including South Africa (the first country in Africa to do so). If you are in South Africa and interested in PrEP, phone the national AIDS helpline free of charge at: 0800 012 322.