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‘The earlier you go, the longer you live’: HIV self-testing in South Africa | Rebecca Ratcliffe

Story from: South Africa | The Guardian

In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatment

David* is perched on a stool, staring at the table in front of him. On it, a small testing stick stands in a cylinder of liquid.

“I’ve never tested before, so I thought I should,� he says.

People are not shy, they go get their treatment. They know the more they keep quiet, the more HIV attacks them

Related: Many young African women with HIV unaware they are infected

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