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Video: At The Sans Ordo Lab: HIV Testing Becomes Free And Without A Prescription
Since Monday, July 1, the HIV test becomes free and without a prescription in all laboratories in Paris and the Alpes-Maritimes. This is a pilot experiment which should last at least a year.
Free HIV testing and experimentation at the Sans Ordo lab
Paris and the Alpes-Maritimes department have launched a test phase to facilitate blood sampling. From now on, all people wishing to be tested will be able to do so free of charge, in all medical analysis laboratories in the capital or in the south-eastern department. All you have to do is present a Carte Vitale or a Social Security number. HIV testing can be done without a prescription and without an appointment.
This new possibility of taking an HIV test will be free and will be fully covered by Health Insurance. Created to facilitate the use of the test, this pilot experiment will help to avoid subsequent contamination. According to Anne Souyris, Deputy Mayor for Health and Relations with the AP-HP of Paris, in the capital, today on average, it takes two years between infection and screening. Regarding the results, in the event of a positive test, the medical biologist will suggest an appointment at the hospital within 48 hours. It is important to know that people who are not taken care of can also be screened. For information, 30% of people diagnosed in 2017 in France were at an advanced stage of HIV infection.52% of discoveries of seropositivity concerned people declaring that they had never been tested before.