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Can Self-testing Curb HIV Transmission in Africa?

Zimbabwe is one of four southern African countries rolling out free HIV self-testing kits this month. Experts say making it easier for people to find out their status will curb the spread of HIV, but others worry that testing without adequate counseling and treatment options will have little impact. Despite the concerns, Zimbabwe is optimistic that self-testing kits can help it prevent new HIV infections. A quick thumb prick and in a matter of minutes the test kit can tell the...

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