As a means of overcoming the stigma behind STDs and sexual education, Chinese universities have started adding HIV test kits to their campus vending machines.
The kits, which are offered at $6 a pop (a heavily discounted rate from their original price of $62), can be anonymously completed online so that students don’t have to feel embarrassed about getting tested.
Upon getting a urine sample, the student can return the sample to a collection bin inside of the vending machine. After five days of processing, they can use the serial number on the kit to look up their test results online.
The program was first created by the Chinese Association of STD and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control to curb HIV infection rates in 2016. The kits have since been rolled out in universities across the Heilongjiang, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guangxi provinces. Additionally, they have been added to campus vending machines in Beijing and – as of this week – three universities in Shanghai.
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