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HIV Test Kit Websites Receive FDA Untitled Letters

HIV Test Kit Websites Receive FDA Untitled Letters

FDA concerns about the sell of unapproved HIV self-tests

Posted: 9 August 2018

Pharmacies in Rwanda to carry self-testing HIV kits at half price

Pharmacies in Rwanda to carry self-testing HIV kits at half price

A public-private partnership will reduce price of HIVST to half.

Posted: 20 June 2018

Self-testers can reliably and accurately do HIV rapid diagnostic tests, as compared with trained health-care workers

Self-testers can reliably and accurately do HIV rapid diagnostic tests, as compared with trained health-care workers

A systematic review and meta-analysis showed self-testers can reliably and accurately do HIV rapid diagnostic tests, as compared with trained health-care workers

Posted: 9 May 2018

South Africans think that HIV self-testing is easy

South Africans think that HIV self-testing is easy

An online community attitudes survey found HIVST is capable of getting more people to know their HIV status.

Posted: 16 April 2018

Assisted HIV self-testing and self-sampling by community-based organisations in England

Assisted HIV self-testing and self-sampling by community-based organisations in England

A story telling how community-based organisations can incorporate self-testing and self-sampling in their work, in order to increase access to HIV testing.

Posted: 20 March 2018

In our hands - HIV self testing in Malawi

In our hands - HIV self testing in Malawi

In Our Hands is a community-led documentary exploring HIV self-testing in Malawi. It is a collaboration between Global Health Film initiative, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), and Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Research Programme (MLW) and WHO, and produced by Millie Harvey. The project portrayed in this film, HIV Self-Testing AfRica (STAR), is funded by Unitaid.

Posted: 21 December 2017

HIV self testing in Italy

HIV self testing in Italy

Study showed that HIVST can increase access to HIV testing services among key population in Italy.

Posted: 11 October 2017

Brighton sauna trial new HIV testing vending machine

Brighton sauna trial new HIV testing vending machine

Touch screen vending machine that dispense self-testing kits​.

Posted: 22 August 2017

HIV Self-Testing leads to self-empowerment in Ethiopia

HIV Self-Testing leads to self-empowerment in Ethiopia

PSI/Ethiopia​ will be offering HIV self-test kits in ten towns across Ethiopia where the burden of HIV is high.

Posted: 21 August 2017

HIV self-testing offers new opportunities for health workers and lay providers

HIV self-testing offers new opportunities for health workers and lay providers

HIV self-testing may streamline service delivery and enable health care providers to save time and deliver additional HIV testing.

Posted: 11 July 2017

'It could help end the HIV epidemic': Calls for the NHS to provide home-testing kits to all gay and bi-sexual men as trial begins

'It could help end the HIV epidemic': Calls for the NHS to provide home-testing kits to all gay and bi-sexual men as trial begins

Health campaigners are urging the NHS to provide all gay and bi-sexual men with free HIV home-testing kits – a move they say could help eradicate the virus in Britain. A trial is set to begin to provide free HIV self-tests to men who have sex with men (MSM) to see if it could reduce the number of people who have undiagnosed HIV.

Posted: 5 July 2017

First South African HIV self-testing symposium

First South African HIV self-testing symposium

Presentation of the South African HIVST landscape to 94 key stakeholders and researchers to the communicate progress of HIVST implementation in South Africa and the potential impact of HIVST in the "first 90".

Posted: 8 June 2017

HIV self-testing in southern Africa

HIV self-testing in southern Africa

For the first time the World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending that individuals should be encouraged to test themselves for HIV infection with quality-assured simple-to-use rapid diagnostic tests.

Posted: 2 December 2016

WHO selects innovative Brazillian HIVST programme

WHO selects innovative Brazillian HIVST programme

The HIV Department at the World Health Organization organized a call for best practice examples on HIVST. Providers from different WHO submitted their proposal, an HIVST programme in Brazil was selected and included based on priority areas identified thought the peer review process and through consultation with the Steering Committee and Guideline Development Group.

Posted: 27 November 2016