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Hepatitis C Self-Testing

Self-testing is commonly used to test for diabetes, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and, more recently, for COVID-19. It allows the user to conduct the test in the safety and comfort of home, alone or with someone they trust. These tests use finger prick blood, urine, saliva, or nasal swabs, and give results within 15 to 20 minutes.

Hepatitis C self-testing (HCVST) is now increasingly gaining acceptance following recommendations from the World Health Organization for their use. HCVST kits are currently available using either saliva or finger prick blood.

FIND released two publications explaining what hepatitis C self-testing is and why it is important.

Download the publications below.