Oral fluid rapid HIV tests were recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over-the-counter use. Since oral rapid tests can be purchased and self-administered privately at any time and from any location, they can be less stigmatizing and may improve HIV testing rates.
University of California is currently testing a vending machine dispensing HIV testing kits. It’s yet too early to say whether we’ll see these machines in the market, but this is a great example how vending can be used to solve serious issues.
Seen on www.uclacbam.org