Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    13 / 6 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

NGO offers free HIV home test kits

By Yin Yeping (Global Times)

11:09, November 27, 2012

A man undergoes an HIV test at an HIV quick-testing center in Panjiayuan, Chaoyang district Monday. The center is sponsored by NGO Chaoyang Chinese AIDS Volunteer Organization. Photo: Li Hao/GT

Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, a local NGO has offered 200 free home testing kits, in an attempt to reach those who may be at risk of the disease, but are too afraid to approach an official organization due to privacy concerns.

But experts in the field said that ultimately, those who test HIV-positive will need to come into the official healthcare system to access treatment and benefits, despite their concerns.

Beijing-based NGO Chaoyang Chinese AIDS Volunteer Organization started offering the free saliva test kits on their website from Sunday. It said that it plans to put this into long-term practice if the feedback is positive.

Xiao Dong, the director of the NGO, and who also heads up a World Health Organization HIV quick-testing program in Beijing, told the Global Times Monday that although there are many places like hospitals and disease control centers that offer free HIV testing services in the capital, not many people use them.

"We want to encourage them to have a test by offering these free saliva testing devices," said Xiao.

People only need to give their name and address to obtain the device via express mail.

"You just need a few seconds to swab the saliva and you'll get the result with the help of the instructions we posted online," he said.

The test works similar to a home pregnancy test, he said. When the swab is put into the test tube provided, after a wait of 20 minutes, the lines on the swab indicate whether it is positive or negative.

【1】 【2】 【3】

We Recommend:

Attractive beauties at auto exhibitions

Dutch airline adopts a panda from China  

Girl receive banknote dress from sugar daddy

Siberian tiger cubs born in Harbin

Wild trip! Amazing landscapes of Africa 

Herders, sheep flock move to winter pasture

New Silk Road models in outdoor show

Development of telecommunication

Sexy car models at Auto Exhibition


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Destroyer fleet in combat training

  2. Veterans of Chinese national flag escort attend job fair in Beijing

  3. Unforgettable moments you can't miss in Nov.

  4. Sexy models shine at Guangzhou Auto Show

  5. Attractive beauties at auto exhibitions

  6. Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 tops 5 mln mark

  7. Chan Wu Traditioanl Kung Fu Contest

  8. Do you think Chinese Gaokao is a fairer test?

Most Popular


  1. What a successful woman needs ?
  2. Commentary: Experimental financial reforms
  3. Does culture matter for restoring old towns?
  4. China 'essential to European recovery'
  5. China's arms’s capacity for independent innovation
  6. China's economic growth well on recovery track
  7. Call for fairer income distribution
  8. Encourage spending, not saving
  9. Car firms show up in droves
  10. Please show more tolerance for 'vulgar culture'

What’s happening in China

Sexy model shines at Guangzhou Auto Show Hyundai Motor stage

  1. Chongqing pledges probe into sex tape scandal
  2. MOE wants to broaden gaokao access
  3. No casualties reported after quake jolts Xinjiang
  4. Heavy snow hits Altay, NW China
  5. Traffic jam seen on Jingtai Highway in Jinan