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  • The Zambia Minister of Health takes HIV self-testing to parliament

    Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya took time to demonstrate Members of Parliament how HIVST can be used.

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    The Zambia Minister of Health takes HIV self-testing to parliament
  • World’s largest HIV self-testing initiative moves to South Africa

    STAR intends to distribute over two million self-test kits to South Africans who are unaware of their HIV status.

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    World’s largest HIV self-testing initiative moves to South Africa
  • Importance of post-market surveillance

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has identified unreliable self-test kits from 2 UK based suppliers.

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    Importance of post-market surveillance
  • World’s largest HIV self-testing initiative expands in critical new phase

    The HIV Self-Testing Africa project, funded by Unitaid, expands to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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    World’s largest HIV self-testing initiative expands in critical new phase
  • In the lead-up to Paris AIDS conference, WHO prequalifies first generic hepatitis C medicine and first HIV self-test

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    In the lead-up to Paris AIDS conference, WHO prequalifies first generic hepatitis C medicine and first HIV self-test
  • Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

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    Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests
  • 40 countries now report the existence of a policy supportive of HIV self-testing

    40 countries have reported the existence of a policy supportive of HIVST, and 48 countries have a policy under development. Check out our policy map for more information.

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    40 countries now report the existence of a policy supportive of HIV self-testing
  • HIV self-test are now available in pharmacies in Kenya

    HIVST are now available in Kenya, through over 7,000 regulated pharmacies. Support and linkage to care resources for any individuals who test positive is also available.

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    HIV self-test are now available in pharmacies in Kenya
  • Opportunity for Evaluation of HIV Self-testing Rapid Diagnostic Products

    The Global Fund and UNITAID are inviting manufacturers of rapid diagnostic tests for HIVST to have their products evaluated by the Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics.

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    Opportunity for Evaluation of HIV Self-testing Rapid Diagnostic Products
  • OraSure Receives Global Fund Classification to Enable HIV Self-Test Procurement

    UNITAID and the Global Fund approve the first HIV self-testing product

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    OraSure Receives Global Fund Classification to Enable HIV Self-Test Procurement

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