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
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
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
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
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