Guidelines on HIV Self-testing and Partner Notification. WHO. (2016)


Since the release of the consolidated guidelines in 2015, new evidence has emerged. Consequently, in an effort to further support countries, programme managers, health workers and other stakeholders seeking to achieve national and international HIV goals, this 2016 update issues new recommendations and additional guidance on HIV self-testing (HIVST) and assisted HIV partner notification services.


Keywords: HIV, HIVST, testing, 90-90-90, services



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HIV Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Self-testing - 2nd Edition. UNITAID. (2016)


This report presents HIV self-testing (HIVST) as an innovative strategy with great potential to contribute to achieving the United Nations (UN) 90–90–90 targets by 2020. It provides updates on the landscape of technologies for HIVST originally presented in the first edition of the UNITAID/WHO Landscape on HIV self-testing (December 2015), as well as a summary of the existing and emerging market and projections of the demand for, and supply of, HIV rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for self-testing. The information in this report is intended for manufacturers, donors, national programmes, researchers and other global health stakeholders who are exploring the potential role of HIVST.

Keywords: HIV, HIVST, public health, testing, diagnostic


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Landscape for HIV Rapid Diagnostic Tests for HIV Self-testing. WHO and UNITAID. (2016)


The UNITAID HIV Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Self-Testing Landscape was first published on World Aids Day in December 2015, as part of an effort to build an understanding of the HIV self-testing (HIVST) market. A second edition was published in July 2016 at the International AIDS Conference, with a focus on description of new technologies and the products available or in the pipeline.


Keywords: HIVST, public health, diagnostic, key populations

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Policy Brief: WHO Recommends HIV Self-testing. WHO. (2016)


HIV self-testing (HIVST) is an empowering and innovative way to reach more people with HIV and help achieve the first of the United Nation’s 90–90–90 targets – for 90% of all people with HIV to know their status by 2020. 

Expanded use of HIVST can contribute to these global targets by reaching first-time testers, people with undiagnosed HIV or those at ongoing risk who are in need of frequent retesting.

Keywords: HIV, rapid diagnostic, partner, health, key populations



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- Policy brief: WHO recommends HIV self-testing – Asian version 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for People who Inject Drugs: Community Voices on Pros, Cons, and Concerns. INPUD. (2016)


From the International Network of People who Use Drugs, this report summarizes recent research on the knowledge, beliefs, and opinions of people who inject drugs about the pros, cons, and concerns of PrEP for people who inject drugs.

Keywords: PWID, PrEP, antiretroviral therapy, harm reduction, criminalisation and stigma, HIV prevention 

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PrEP by the Numbers: Efficacy, Regulatory Approval and More. AVAC. (2016)


PrEP works if you take it. The figures on this graphic show the relationship between PrEP efficacy and adherence and the status of regulatory action on PrEP worldwide. It also shows other potential new formulations of ARV-based prevention being evaluated as additional options in the future.

Keywords: HIV, STI, prevention, ARV


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PrEP Transcending Barriers for Safer Pleasure. Project Inform. (2016)


Project Inform and Outshine NW partnered to write this PrEP resource guide for women who are transgender and for other trans/gender-variant people who were assigned male sex at birth. 

By the end of this book, you will:
1) know how to find more information about PrEP;
2) know how to find an accessible healthcare provider;
3) know how to to ask for PrEP;
4) know where to get support to advocate for yourself if you run into any hurdles along the way; and
5) have a better idea whether PrEP is an HIV prevention tool you want to use.

Keywords: HIV, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms, prevention, side effects

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PrEPARING ASIA - Meeting Report: A New Direction for HIV Prevention among MSM in Asia. APCOM. (2016)


Organized by APCOM with the support from UNAIDS and WHO, the dialogue brought in representatives of gay identified men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), sexual health policy makers, program planners and service providers and explore the potential of scaling up PrEP. Conducted in Amari Watergate, Bangkok, from 23 to 25 September 2015, the Dialogue was part of the regional rolling out of the new WHO Guidelines, which recommend PrEP as an important additional component of comprehensive HIV prevention for high risk MSM. The purpose of the Dialogue was to:

  •     assess awareness about PrEP among MSM and health providers
  •     assess perceptions about PrEP acceptability among MSM
  •     assess perceptions about PrEP feasibility among health planners and providers
  •     articulate and document issues for the consultation on rolling out PrEP in Asia


Keywords: HIV, PrEP, MSM, prevention, advocacy 

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Consideration on the Accuracy and Reliability of HIV Self-testing: A Literature Review. Figueroa C, Johnson C, Deivanayagam T, Verster A and Baggaley R. (2015)


HIV self-testing (HIVST) provides an opportunity for people to test themselves discreetly and conveniently, but it does not provide an HIV diagnosis. Several countries have already introduced or are considering the introduction of HIVST but there are question as to how accurate rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) adapted for self-testing will be, particularly in the hands of untrained users. This review compiles existing evidence and reports on the accuracy of HIV RDTs used for self-testing.

Keywords: poster, HIVST, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)

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Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Testing Service. WHO. (2015)


The Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HIV testing services (HTS) and addresses issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.
In addition, this document provides a new recommendation to support HTS by trained lay providers, considers the potential of HIV self-testing to increase access to and coverage of HIV testing, and outlines focused and strategic approaches to HTS that are needed to support the new UN 90 –90 –90 global HIV targets – the first target being diagnosis of 90% of people with HIV.
Moreover, this guidance will assist national programme managers and service providers, including those from community-based programmes, in planning for and implementing HTS.

Keywords: HIV, testing, guidelines, infections, diagnosis, counseling



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Available for download: 


Fact sheet to the WHO consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services


Policy brief: WHO recommends HIV testing by lay providers and 


Policy brief: WHO recommendations to assure HIV testing quality



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