Unitaid joins Elton John AIDS Foundation and CIFF to drive HIV self-testing in Kenya

London –  Unitaid has joined the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and local partners to fund a campaign to persuade young people in Kenya to screen for HIV and get treatment if they test positive.

Mounting evidence shows that men, especially those in their twenties and thirties, are not accessing HIV testing and treatment in nearly high enough numbers, putting their own health at risk and fueling the spread of the virus among adolescent girls and young women.

Unitaid will contribute $1.5 million to a Challenge Fund co-financed with EJAF and CIFF that will invest $6 million over the next three years in innovative ways to get young men to access HIV self-tests. The project will be implemented by Population Services International (PSI).

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