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HIV home test kit banned in Germany

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7109.623i (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:623
  1. Helmut L Karcherb
  1. Munich

    German health authorities have banned the sale of a do it yourself AIDS testing kit that was due to go on sale in pharmacies this month.

    The “No-HIV logic” testing kit was developed by the Canadian biotechnology company Pace. Germany would have been the only country in the world where a home testing kit was available.

    AIDS experts have long …

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