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

By Rebecca Ratcliffe

April 16, 2018

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.

David is sitting in a blue tent, in the middle of a busy shopping centre in Johannesburg. A kitchen timer, tied to the side of the tent, shows there are five more minutes to go. Soon, either one or two lines will appear. Two lines would indicate he may be HIV-positive, one that he is virus free.


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