AT-HOME RAPID HIV TEST AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME IN MAJOR UK SUPERMARKET

Newfoundland Diagnostics’ at-home HIV tests now available at Tesco stores across the country, making testing more accessible

● At-home rapid tests for HIV are now available in Tesco supermarkets nationwide, providing 99% accurate results in just 15 minutes

● Launch marks the first time HIV self-tests have been readily available in UK supermarkets

● Latest test comes as 4 in 5 straight Brits believe heterosexual partners most unlikely to be HIV+ despite higher diagnosis rates in heterosexual people

London, 30th November 2023: 

Newfoundland Diagnostics has launched an at-home rapid HIV test in Tesco across the nation, marking the first time an HIV self-test has been readily available on supermarket shelves.

Providing results in 15 minutes with >99% accuracy, the launch is a significant milestone in providing accessible and discreet at-home health testing in the UK.

The test’s supermarket launch follows findings that straight Brits are at risk as nearly 4 in 5 (78%) don’t believe heterosexual partners are most likely to be HIV+, despite recent UK Health Security Agency (HSA) data indicating a shift in new diagnoses, with higher rates among heterosexual individuals for the first time in a decade.

Frederick Manduca, co-founder of Newfoundland Diagnostics, said: “Today marks a pivotal moment in the fight against HIV. By making HIV tests easily accessible as part of routine shopping, our goal is to equip Brits with the necessary tools to identify and manage transmission risks while encouraging conversations around HIV by placing tests on our supermarket shelves.

“Our at-home rapid HIV test aims to increase awareness of HIV among vulnerable groups and help to eradicate stigma, all in the hopes of fostering a more informed society.”

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Adding to its portfolio of fertility, infectious diseases, tumour markers and general health tests, the Newfoundland HIV test aims to alleviate significant pressure on the NHS and empower patients with fast, discreet and easy-to-use testing.

The Newfoundland Diagnostics HIV Test (RRP: £17.99 for one test) is now available on Tesco shelves across the country and online.

Newfoundland Diagnostics HIV Test

The world’s first integrated, finger-prick blood test to screen for HIV. The at-home self-test detects antibodies to HIV Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) and/or HIV Virus Type 2 (HIV-2) in blood.

The Newfoundland HIV Test is an easy-to-use screening test for HIV that provides a quick and accurate result in just 15 minutes with a simple finger-prick sample. This test provides >99% accuracy.

For information on when and how to use the test, please visit https://www.newfoundland.io/tests/hiv

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