HIV self-testing (HIVST)
Exploring social harms during distribution of HIV self-testing kits using mixed-methods approaches in Malawi
INTRODUCTION: HIV self-testing (HIVST) provides couples and individuals with a discreet, convenient and empowering testing option. As with all HIV testing, potential harms must be anticipated and mitigated to optimize individual and public health benefits. Here, we describe social harms (SHs) reported during HIVST implementation in Malawi, and propose a framework for grading and responding to harms, according to their severity.
HIV self-testing: South African young adults' recommendations for ease of use, test kit contents, accessibility, and supportive resources
Repeat HIV testing practices in the era of HIV self-testing among adults in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
HIV self-testing alone or with additional interventions, including financial incentives, and linkage to care or prevention among male partners of antenatal care clinic attendees in Malawi: An adaptive multi-arm, multi-stage cluster randomised trial
HIV self-screening programme: Transport Hub Sexual Health and HIV Survey, Awareness and Distribution Project
‘If I had not taken it [HIVST kit] home, my husband would not have come to the facility to test for HIV’: HIV self-testing perceptions, delivery strategies, and post-test experiences among pregnant women and their male partners in Central Uganda
Background: HIV self-testing (HIVST) can improve HIV-testing rates in ‘hard-to-reach’ populations, including men. We explored HIVST perceptions, delivery strategies, and post-test experiences among pregnant women and their male partners in Central Uganda.
"I approached him when he was in his good moods": how pregnant women introduce HIV self-tests to their partners
The AIDSFree HIV Testing Services (HTS) Guidance Database has been updated with new guidelines from many PEPFAR priority countries. The database features HTS guidelines & policies on consent and confidentiality, testing algorithms & strategies, use of mandatory testing, quality assurance & quality improvement, and self-testing.
Visit the database now to find new policies from Botswana, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.