Pharmacist Script for HIV Self-Test Kit Distribution

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KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Program (January 2016).

This pharmacist script, from an HIV self-testing (HIVST) feasibility study in Kenya, was developed by the KEMRI Wellcome Trust. This script was used by pharmacists to invite customers to purchase oral HIVST at US$1 per kit. The pharmacy script offers suggested responses to frequently asked questions about HIVST in both English and Swahili. Of 463 customers invited, 161 (35% [95% CI 31% - 39%]) purchased HIVST and all but one self-tester reported using HIVST was “easy” or “very easy.” Program implementers may consider developing a similar tool for supporting pharmacists in community-based distribution of HIVST.

Contact: Peter Mugo, PMugo@kemri-wellcome.org