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Wales: ‘Test and post’ sexual health pilot scheme extended

04 October 2019

A scheme allowing self-testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea at home has been extended for six months following a successful pilot. 

The Test and Post (TAP) project – run by Hywel Dda University Health Board, Public Health Wales and Signum Health – allows people to take the test at home, post the swab to a lab, and be notified of their results by text message or telephone.

Surveys have shown that 100% of users found the service positive.

Lisa Humphrey, sexual health service delivery manager at Hywel Dda, said: ‘We’re delighted that the TAP pilot has proved to be so successful in the short time that it has been up and running.

‘By answering an online screening questionnaire and providing a home-testing kit to those who are eligible, we can ensure that people get the best care for their needs.’ Minister for health Vaughan Gething confirmed the six-month extension.

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