Join STAR at IAS 2021
18 July 2021 – 21 July 2021
📍 Online Event
Join the Unitaid-funded HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative at IAS 2021 and learn how HIV self-testing has shifted the paradigm for HIV testing, the first step in the care continuum.
Be sure to attend our July 18th satellite session on how HIVST can increase access to healthcare and can be leveraged to maintain HIV testing services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
STAR Webinar Optimizing HIV Testing Services—the Importance of HIV Self-Testing
8 July 2021 – 14:00 – 15:40 CET
📍 Online Event
In this special webinar, we presented key background and experiences on HIV self-testing (HIVST), including evidence from STAR and other key stakeholders using both blood-based and oral fluid-based self-test kits across Africa and Asia.
With nearly 20 presentations, posters, symposia and other events at our virtual Exhibition Booth, the STAR Initiative explored how to bring HIV prevention and treatment services out of the clinic and closer to those who need it.
Find more about our activities at the conference here
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Unitaid, the STAR Initiative, and the ATLAS Project hosted a series of webinars focused on ways providers, implementers and country governments can pivot towards HIVST.
In the first installment of the webinar series, we shared Unitaid’s STAR/ATLAS Technical Guide “Considerations for HIVST in the Context of COVID-19“ with case studies from South Africa, Eswatini and Kenya.
In our second webinar series, we explored the evidence, best practices and recommendations for global HIVST scale-up over the course of 7 different webinars.
To watch the recordings, learn more about the series, or download the presentation slides, visit our detailed event page here.