HIV testing kits available online

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 09, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Obtaining a rapid HIV self-testing kit has become more convenient, with online orders now

A rapid detection HIV self-test kit is pictured on Friday.
Photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control

available for collection at local convenience stores, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Friday.

There are two types of rapid testing kits, one that tests saliva and the other blood, and people can purchase them at designated locations or have them sent to the convenience store of their choice, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

Previously, the blood testing kit could only be bought at 408 designated locations nationwide, leaving the saliva kit as the only one available to be ordered online and collected at a convenience store, he said.

The rapid self-testing kit costs NT$200, but there is an additional NT$45 charge for delivery to convenience store chains Family Mart, OK Mart or Hi Life, the centers said.

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