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Volume 22 Supplement 1

Innovating with HIV self-testing for impact in southern Africa: Lessons learned from the STAR (Self-Testing AfRica) Initiative

Research

Edited by Vincent Wong, Muhammad Jamil and Thato Chidakire.

  1. Several trials of community-based HIV self-testing (HIVST) provide evidence on the acceptability and feasibility of campaign-style distribution to reach first-time testers, men and adolescents. However, we do not...

    Authors: Anke Rotsaert, Euphemia Sibanda, Karin Hatzold, Cheryl Johnson, Elizabeth Corbett, Melissa Neuman and Frances Cowan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22(Suppl 1):51
  2. Young people, aged 16–24, in southern Malawi have high uptake of HIV self-testing (HIVST) but low rates of linking to services following HIVST, especially in comparison, to older generations. The study aim is ...

    Authors: Lisa Harrison, Moses Kumwenda, Lot Nyirenda, Richard Chilongosi, Elizabeth Corbett, Karin Hatzold, Cheryl Johnson, Musonda Simwinga, Nicola Desmond and Miriam Taegtmeyer
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22(Suppl 1):395
  3. HIV self-testing (HIVST) has the potential to increase coverage of HIV testing, but concerns exist about intended users’ ability to correctly perform and interpret tests, especially in poor communities with lo...

    Authors: Melissa Neuman, Alwyn Mwinga, Kezia Kapaku, Lucheka Sigande, Caroline Gotsche, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Russell Dacombe, Kwitaka Maluzi, Barry Kosloff, Cheryl Johnson, Karin Hatzold, Elizabeth L. Corbett and Helen Ayles
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22(Suppl 1):494

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