20th International AIDS Conference - Melbourne, Australia


TUSA14 Realizing the Potential for HIV Self-Testing (HIVST)
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Room 101-102
Time: 22.07.2014, 18:30 - 20:30
Co-Chairs: Rachel Baggaley, WHO
Paul Semugoma, South Africa
Cheryl Johnson, Switzerland

Organizer: World Health Organization
HIV self-testing (HIVST), the process in which a person tests and interprets the result in private, has huge potential to scale-up access to HIV testing and counselling; especially among underserved populations who are at high risk for HIV infection and frequently re-test. Drawing from the lessons learned from the World Health Organization and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s First International Symposium on HIVST in April 2013, this session features new developments in implementation research and the launch of the AIDS and Behavior Special Issue on HIVST. The focus of this session is to present opportunities and challenges facing HIVST, to debate thinking on HIVST for a real world setting, and to discuss how the potential of HIVST can be fully realized and enhance access to HIV testing and counselling and early linkage to prevention, care and treatment services.
18:30
Introduction and Overview
C. Johnson, Switzerland

18:40
HIV Self-testing among Key Populations: An Implementation Science Approach to Evaluating Self-testing
J. Tucker, United States

18:50

Powerpoint
Introducing HIV Self-testing Technologies for Couples in Resource-poor Contexts: A Case Study in Urban Malawi
N. Desmond, Malawi
L. Corbett, Malawi

19:00
Shaping the Future of HIV Self-tests: An Innovative Usability Study of Unsupervised HIV Self-testing Prototypes
R. Peck, United States

19:25

Powerpoint
Six Studies on HIV Self-testing in Kenya: What We Learned From and About Formative Research
A. Brown, United States

19:40

Powerpoint
A Regional Approach to Making Wide-scale HIV Self-testing a Reality in Southern Africa
M. Zulu, South Africa

19:50
A Community Perspective on HIV Self-testing: A Testimonial
D. Ocheret, Lithuania

19:55

Powerpoint
Getting from Point A to Point B: What it Means to Bring HIV Self-tests to Market
P. Stankard, United States

Powerpoints presentations
Introducing HIV Self-testing Technologies for Couples in Resource-poor Contexts: A Case Study in Urban Malawi -

Six Studies on HIV Self-testing in Kenya: What We Learned From and About Formative Research - Annette Brown

A Regional Approach to Making Wide-scale HIV Self-testing a Reality in Southern Africa - Margaret Zulu

Getting from Point A to Point B: What it Means to Bring HIV Self-tests to Market - Petra Stankard



   

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