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HIV tests sent by mail for paid analysis hit a record high in 2011, with the number roughly half that of tests conducted free of charge at designated facilities nationwide, a research team of the health ministry said Monday.

The figure shows wide use of the easy-to-use method, but the team is concerned the mail service users, who are not required to meet doctors and nurses, do not have access to sufficient information and followup care.

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