HIV self-testing services for female sex workers, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Sue Napierala, Nicola Ann Desmond, Moses K Kumwenda, Mary Tumushime, Euphemia L Sibanda, Pitchaya Indravudh, Karin Hatzold, Cheryl Case Johnson, Rachel C Baggaley, Liz Corbett & Frances M Cowan

This article presents findings from implementation and scale-up of HIV self-testing program for female sex workers in Malawi and Zimbabwe from 2013-2018. It concludes that involving female sex workers in planning and ongoing implementation of HIV self-testing is essential, along with strategies to mitigate potential harm. Optimal strategies for distribution and post-test support are context-specific and need to consider existing support for female sex workers and levels of trust and cohesion within their communities.

November 4, 2019
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Journal and research articles
HIV self-testing (HIVST)

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