“Stigma, discrimination, lack of privacy, and long waiting times partly explain why six out of ten individuals living with HIV do not access facility-based testing. By circumventing these barriers, self-testing offers potential for more people to know their sero-status”…. That’s the findings of a 2013 review of the research that was published in the respected PLoS Med scientific journal. The authors go on to say that “Both supervised and unsupervised testing strategies were highly acceptable, preferred, and more likely to result in partner self-testing. However, no studies evaluated post-test linkage with counselling and treatment outcomes”.
Read the full article at:- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614510/