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Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by BounceNigeria: 11:27am On Nov 15, 2017
If you do not know your HIV status for fear of being stigmatised, you should grab a self-test kit and do the test yourself.

The individual undertaking the test has control over the test, it gives confidence and it removes issues of stigmatisation.

Nigeria's record on prevalence of HIV/AIDS is not certain, but the new strategy will help in this regard, the government hopes.

The Nigerian government says it has adopted eight new test kits to fast track the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Some of the kits will also enable Nigerians test themselves of certain ailments and also carryout other relevant tests.

To keep people informed as regards the new strategy, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday held a dissemination meeting on an evaluation report on Amethyst HIV 1 and 2 Self-test kits, and 10 anti-body based HIV rapid Test Kits 2016.

It is a breakthrough that would allow the government interfere with the algorithm.

“In terms of first line screening, we have added Unigold, Determine and HIV Quick check," told the gathering at the dissemination of the report

“For confirmation, the second line, we have adopted Diaquick, First Response, Care start, HIV status and Multisure.

“For breakers we recommend Multisure and HIV status,” he said.

"He, however, stressed that what is being put across as the Algorithm is what the government might use in the country," he further explained.

Another strategy that the Nigerian government has also adopted is the 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets, which is aimed at ensuring:

1. 90 percent of people know their HIV status,

2. 90 percent of people living with HIV are enrolled in treatment regime;

3. 90 percent of the people on treatment have their virus suppressed.

Another report on the evaluation of Amethyst HIV 1 and 2 self test kit (Saliva cassette) was also disseminated by the Ministry of Health.

According to the report, Amethyst HIV 1 and 2 self test kit was evaluated using kits approved in the National Algorithm.

“The oral kits gives sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of 93.9%, 92.8% and 93.2% respectively.

Self Test For Ailments

“The use of the oral Amethyst HIV 1 and 2 self test kit for self testing for the presence of HIV 1 and 2 in mucosal samples is recommended by the ministry,’’ the report said.

This evaluation and tests are targeted at encouraging Nigerians to do self test, as a way of eliminating issues of stigmatisation.

“We believe it is a new innovation and new advancement we want to put in medicine.

“We want to see more people conducting testing for HIV, genotype, DNA by themselves, in such a way that blood sugar and blood pressure is being tested.

“Self test gives confidence; it takes away influence of providers, removes bias and stigmatization," Adewole said.

Here is a tweet the Minister also shared on his Twitter handle on the breakthrough.

Source: http://news.bounce.ng/Content/these-new-kits-could-help-you-keep-your-hiv-status-private-20171115

Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by somethinggood(m): 11:35am On Nov 15, 2017
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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by dannytoe(m): 2:04pm On Nov 15, 2017
When will develop kits to test against politheifians

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by edwardadex23(m): 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by solid3(m): 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
HIV will not be our portion.

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by sukkot: 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
whoop there it is

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by mickeyzach: 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
Okay
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by dadavivo: 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
So, no more going to the pastor to check for me?

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by Nobody: 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
they will still discover kit to test

if u are a virgin lipsrsealed
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by CharlieMaria(m): 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
Interesting grin
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by kuntash: 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
Somehow , I just feel this Minister is not right for him to be there, I put him side by side - the sports minister

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by ItuExchange(m): 2:05pm On Nov 15, 2017
Another breakthrough in the world of medical science.





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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by Nwodosis(m): 2:06pm On Nov 15, 2017
HIV test in most general hospitals is free and yet people are scared of going! How is it possible now for people to confidently purchase self test kit ?

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by jurist01(m): 2:06pm On Nov 15, 2017
We don hear. Next post pls?

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by FitnessDoctor: 2:06pm On Nov 15, 2017
where is the cure?
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by aldexrio(m): 2:07pm On Nov 15, 2017
Is HIV still existing? I thought it has been cured
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by lomubi69(f): 2:07pm On Nov 15, 2017
wow...this is something
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by freeman95(m): 2:07pm On Nov 15, 2017
Cool

HIV my ass
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by PastorandMentor: 2:08pm On Nov 15, 2017
Hiv is a big scam
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by wiringdpt(m): 2:08pm On Nov 15, 2017
What do you mean revolutionary, they sell that in almost every stores in SA. Naija and mediocrity.

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by taiyesoul(m): 2:09pm On Nov 15, 2017
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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by freeman95(m): 2:09pm On Nov 15, 2017
PastorandMentor:
Hiv is a big scam


Mesef deh reason am
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by Sanchez01: 2:09pm On Nov 15, 2017
As much as it is applaudable, abundance of self-test HIV kits would breed room for HIV+ patients who would rather choose to die with their secret and live their lives like they were never infected as most would not have the psychological maturity to see a counsellor and prevent others from contracting the virus through them.

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by joliyp(f): 2:10pm On Nov 15, 2017
better for me not to know am positive Dan kno den begin ......fear
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by Adorable90(f): 2:14pm On Nov 15, 2017
Wonderful
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by Trustme2(m): 2:14pm On Nov 15, 2017
Ok
Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by InwehAkpevwe(m): 2:14pm On Nov 15, 2017
i knw 4 sure dat one day sha na 2 pluck sum leaves boil drink nai go cure dis HIV tin...*askmaleria/fever. They 2 were killer dieseses in d 90s

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by Nobody: 2:19pm On Nov 15, 2017
I'm surprised that in this time and age, alot of us have never ever been tested for HIV, some even reject it IJN, like seriously are we this dumb? Yet we're sexually active.
When i voluntarily offer some youths the HIV test, they'd be like "doctor i know myself" , lol. grin grin We need to wake up and come out of self denial.

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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by 13ShadesOfMay(m): 2:27pm On Nov 15, 2017
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Re: Amethyst Oral HIV Test Kit Helps You Test Yourself For HIV by Magnifico2000: 2:28pm On Nov 15, 2017
joliyp:
better for me not to know am positive Dan kno den begin ......fear
So u prefer not to do HIV test?

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