HIV and hepatitis tests available from summer in Portuguese Pharmacies

HIV and hepatitis tests available from summer in Portuguese Pharmacies -   

After the training process for the professionals, the tests of the virus of AIDS and of hepatitis B and C should begin to be carried out already from the summer in the Portuguese Pharmacies.


"Until the summer we will certainly have the conditions to start the process," said the head of the order of pharmacists Ana Paula Martins to the reporters, on the sidelines of a visit by Secretary of State for Health, Rosa Valente Matos, to a Pharmacy in Lisbon.


Ana Paula Martins explained that they will be the pharmacists to carry out these same tests, after training and qualification, that will be assured by the Order itself.


The institution is still analyzing the proposed dispatch that defines the process of these rapid tests.


Performing these rapid tests can be done without any need for a prescription.

 

 

Source: "Sol" newspaper and author on April 12, 2018