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HIV self-testing distribution models

A team from Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office and Boston University has started work on the cost and cost-effectiveness of the distribution of HIV self-tests in different distribution models, including in facilities and as part of community testing campaigns. The work is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a sub-award to the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute. First results of the cost analyses are expected in June 2019 and the results of the cost-effectiveness analysis, which aim to assist the National Department of Health and Treasury in deciding about the best strategies and budgets to further roll-out self-testing, by March 2020. This study is run in collaboration with the STAR (Self Testing AfRica) consortium.

Posted: 17 October 2018