Report on The First International Symposium on Self-testing for HIV: The Legal, Ethical, Gender, Human Rights and Public Health Implications of Self-testing Scale-up

Publish Year : 2013
Publisher : WHO, UNAIDS, Brocher Foundation, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
Link : Click here

Description :

HIV self-testing (HIVST) allows people to test in private. It is part of national policy in some countries including Kenya, with others considering introduction. In 2011, two pilot studies were conducted providing HIVST to health-workers in Kenya, and to community members in Malawi. This Report is based on the first global HIVST consultation (2013) to discuss legal, ethical, gender, human rights and public health implications of HIVST scale-up. It reviews evidence, on-going studies and planned approaches; examines opportunities and human rights concerns; as well as sets out a research agenda for this area.

Recent Resources

Programming Guide: Promoting Gender Equality in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

The guide serves as an important resource to complement and build on existing guidance and tools to...

Data Brief: HIV Prevention with Adolescent Girls and Young Women

In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) account for 74% of new HIV infections...

Dreaming of an AIDS-Free Future

Despite substantial declines in the number of new HIV infections globally, the HIV/AIDS epidemic...

View More