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Monday - Friday, 6 - 10 DECEMBER 2021

CONFERENCE

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE EVENT

Join the STAR Initiative at International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2021) on 6-10 December 2021 in-person or virtually. Learn how HIVST offers a critical pathway to achieving the UNAIDS global 95-95-95 targets and advances us towards a generation without AIDS in Africa. 

Be sure to attend the STAR Initiative’s satellite symposium on Wednesday, 8 December, and learn new approaches to HIVST delivery, including HIVST as an entry point to HIV prevention and other health services and self-care options

Tuesday, 12 October 2021
09:00 EDT | 13:00 UTC | 14:00 WAT | 15:00 CEST

WHO WEBINAR

INTEGRATION OF HIV TESTING AND LINKAGE IN FAMILY PLANNING AND CONTRACEPTION SERVICES IN HIGH HIV BURDEN SETTINGS

ONLINE EVENT

The World Health Organization—in collaboration with CIFF, The Global Fund, Population Services International, the Ministry of Health and Child Care Zimbabwe, and Triggerise—is launching a policy brief on integrating HIV testing in family planning and contraception services at a webinar panel discussion.

Join this webinar to learn from implementer experiences as well as challenges and facilitators to successful adoption of integrated family planning/contraception services at scale. The webinar will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into Portuguese.

Our Past
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STAR at IAS
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Optimizing HIV Testing Services
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AIDS 2020 Satellite Session Towards Sustainable Models of HIVST
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AIDS 2020 Satellite Session Towards Sustainable Models of HIVST
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Acceptability of a Peer-to-peer delivery of HIV Self-testing and Sexual Health Information to Support HIV Prevention among Young Women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Preparing for scale-up: The changing cost and cost-effectiveness of HIV self-testing integration into community-based mobile outreach and index HIV testing models in Lesotho.

Reaching partners through secondary distribution of HIV self-testing in Malawi: A cost analysis of a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial.

Secondary distribution of HIVST kits in different clinical setting: a cohort study in Zambia

The varying cost of facility-based HIV self-test distribution across urban and rural districts in South Africa.

Preparing for scale-up: The changing cost and cost-effectiveness of HIV self-testing integration into community-based mobile outreach and index HIV testing models in Lesotho.

Reaching partners through secondary distribution of HIV self-testing in Malawi: A cost analysis of a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial.

The Impact and Cost of HIV Self-Tests Distribution In Workplaces In South Africa.
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The rationale for a 3-test HIV diagnostic algorithm: balancing accuracy and cost
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HIVST Webinar Series
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A cluster-randomised controlled trial to determine the effect of peer delivery HIV Self screening to support linkage to HIV prevention in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: interim analysis.
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Economic cost analyses of HIV self-test kits distribution in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe: Community-based, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and Health facility-based models.
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HIV-related stigma and uptake of HIV self-testing in Malawi and Zambia.
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Reaching partners of antenatal and index HIV-positive patients in Malawi: a pragmatic cluster randomized trial evaluating uptake, yield, and accuracy of secondary distribution of HIV self-test kits.
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Estimating the costs of scaling up HIV self-testing: Incremental cost multipliers.
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Economies and Diseconomies of Scale of HIV Testing Services in Zambia: Results from Markov Microsimulations
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Cost analysis of two alternative HIVST distribution models in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and Health Facility based models.

How much does it cost to add HIV self-testing into male circumcision, outpatient, and HIV testing services in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe?

A systematic literature review of costs and cost-effectiveness analysis of HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa

Economies and diseconomies of scale of community HIV self-testing services in Zambia: A Markov microsimulation model

Community-led delivery of HIV self-testing targeting adolescents and men in rural Malawi: a cluster-randomised trial.
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Does the use of HIV self-testing kits lead to unintended effects? Evidence from female sex workers in Malawi
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Persuaded HIV Self-Testing During Community-Based Distribution Of Self-Test Kits: A Population-Based Survey And Nested Qualitative Study In Zimbabwe.
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Retesting for HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) against recommendations: investigating the sensitivity of supported HIVST using two HIV self-test kits in patients on long-term ART in Blantyre, Malawi.
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Too much of a good thing? Prevalence and determinants of frequent HIV testing in Zambia and Malawi
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Uptake and performance of blood-based self-test versus oral fluid-based self-test in Blantyre district, Malawi.
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Value of secondary distribution of HIV self-test kits to male partners of female sex workers.
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Who self-reports never-testing for HIV after community-based distribution of HIV self-testing kits in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe?

Adolescents, and adult men report never-testing for HIV in the context of community-based distribution of HIV self-testing in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, 2017

Finding the Missing Children With HIV: Index-Linked Testing In Clinics & Communities.
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Finding the Missing Children With HIV: Index-Linked Testing In Clinics & Communities. (Poster)

The Impact and Cost of HIV Self-Tests Distribution In Workplaces In South Africa
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HIV self-testing – where do we stand?: A review of HIV self-testing policies in 45 countries.
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So HIVST costs more than HTS in early introduction what can we do about it for scale up?
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Secondary Distribution of HIV Self-testing among Malawian Men: A Qualitative Study Exploring Perceptions, Experiences and its Influence on Masculinity in Blantyre, Malawi
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A Systematic Literature Review of Costs and Cost-effectiveness Analyses of HIV Testing Services in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Moving from ink to bytes – Addressing the challenges in transitioning from paper to Electronic Data Collection (EDC) in sub-Saharan African HIV research centres.
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An increase in the number of countries permitting lay provider HIV testing and counseling between 2015 and 2018: An updated policy review of 48 countries
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Applying User Preferences to Optimise the Contribution of HIV Self Testing to Reaching the “First 90” Target of UNAIDS Fast TracknStrategy: Results from Discrete Choice Experiments in Zimbabwe
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Comparison of HIV self-testing (HIVST) distribution models in Zambia: potential for impact and sustainability.
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Cost-effectiveness Workshop – What is it and does it matter?: Understanding and applying cost-effectiveness for high impact HIV testing programmes in low- and middle-income countries. (Presentation)

Cost-of-testing-per-new-HIV-diagnosis as a metric for monitoring cost-effectiveness of testing programmes in low income settings in Southern Africa: health economic modelling analysis.
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Does community-based HIVST increase coverage of HIV testing and uptake of ART, and at what cost? Insights from randomised trials in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Presentation)

Exploring the drivers of User Costs as a barrier to accessing HIV Testing from Rural Malawi.
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Exploring the drivers of User Costs as a barrier to accessing HIV Testing from Rural Malawi. (Poster)

Increasing knowledge of HIV status and demand for ART using community-based HIV self-testing in rural communities: a cluster randomised trial in Malawi.
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Preferences for HIV self-testing distribution and linkage to care models: results from discrete choice experiments in Zimbabwe
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Preferences for HIV self-testing distribution and linkage to care models: results from discrete choice experiments in Zimbabwe (Poster)

Systematic literature review of critical gaps in costs and cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) of HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Systematic literature review of critical gaps in costs and cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) of HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa. (Poster)

Cost of delivering HIVST in a social franchise clinics in Urban Malawi

Does community-based HIVST increase coverage of HIV testing and uptake of ART, and at what cost? Insights from randomised trials in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Exploring the drivers of user costs as a barrier to accessing HIV Testing in rural Malawi
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Comparison of HIV self-testing (HIVST) distribution models in Zambia: What matters, scale or scope? (Presentation)

Reaching the first 90: Preferences for HIV self-testing service delivery among hard to reach populations in Zimbabwe (poster)

Cost analysis of differentiated HIV self-testing kits distribution strategies in Zambia.
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Linkage to care after HIV Self-testing in Zimbabwe: A Cluster Randomised Trial.
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Does Community-Based Distribution of HIV Self-Test Kits Increase Uptake of HIV Testing at Population Level? Results of a Cluster-randomised Trial in Zambia.
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Economic cost analysis of community-based distribution of HIV self-test kits in Malawi, Zambia & Zimbabwe (Presentation)

Economic cost analysis of community-based distribution of HIV self-test kits in Malawi, Zambia & Zimbabwe
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A clinical utility risk – benefit analysis for HIV self-testing (Abstract)

A clinical utility risk – benefit analysis for HIV self-testing
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A user costs analysis for HIV testing among rural communities in Malawi. (Abstract)

A user costs analysis for HIV testing among rural communities in Malawi.
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Closing the HIV testing gap: Facility-based integration of HIV self-testing, a way to improve testing coverage, yield and efficiency of client-initiated HIV testing services in Zimbabwe
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Determination of OraQuick® HIV self-test result stability with delayed visual re-reading: An external quality assurance analysis
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Does Community – Based Distribution of HIV Self – Test Kits Increase Uptake of HIV testing at Population Level? Results of a Cluster – Randomised Trial in Zambia
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Economic evaluation of non-financial incentives to increase couples HIV testing and counselling uptake in Zimbabwe
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HIV self-testing in Zambia: User ability to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
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HIV self-testing in Zambia: User ability to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
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HIV testing services (HTS) costs in public sector settings in Southern Africa: evidence from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Abstract)

HIV testing services (HTS) costs in public sector settings in Southern Africa: evidence from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Poster)

Informing targeted HIV self-testing service delivery in Malawi and Zambia – A multi-country discrete choice experiment
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Informing targeted HIV self-testing service delivery in Malawi and Zambia – A multi-country discrete choice experiment (Poster)

Is OraQuick® HIV – self – testing valid among intended users? Analysis from a clinical performance study in Lusaka, Zambia.
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Masculinity and uptake of HIV services: validity of the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory-22 in Malawi and Zambia
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Peer-led delivery model for HIV self-testing in female sex workers: Designing the model based on research and participatory strategies in urban Blantyre, Malawi (submitted)
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Preferences for Models of HIV Self-Test Kit Distribution: Results from a Qualitative Study and Choice Experiment in a Rural Zimbabwean Community
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Prevalence of testing and preference for self -testing in Malawi and Zambia: Baseline data from the STAR (HIV self-testing in Africa) project (Abstract)

Prevalence of testing and preference for self -testing in Malawi and Zambia: Baseline data from the STAR (HIV self-testing in Africa) project
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The role of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in implementing HIVST interventions; a case of social harms monitoring in four southern districts in Malawi
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Values and preferences of PLHIV and key populations in HIV selftesting and partner notification in the Middle East and North Africa (Abstract)

Values and preferences of PLHIV and key populations in HIV selftesting and partner notification in the Middle East and North Africa
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Views on HIV self-test kit distribution strategies targeting female sex workers: Qualitative findings from Zimbabwe
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Views on HIV self-test kit distribution strategies targeting female sex workers: Qualitative findings from Zimbabwe (Poster)

Values and preferences of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya for three HIV prevention approaches: PrEP, HIV self-testing and HIV partner notification
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A review of values and preferences for blood-based versus oral fluid HIV self-tests
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Community-based distribution of HIV self-test kits: results from a pilot of door-to-door distribution of HIV self-test kits in one rural Zimbabwean community
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Discrete Choice Experiments in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to guide HIVST implementation, distribution and linkage options – Satellite session on HIV Self Testing. Oral presentation. (Presentation)

Door-to-door distribution of HIV self-test kits: a qualitative study among community-based test kit distributors in Zimbabwe
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Cost-Effectiveness of Different Delivery Approaches for HIV Self-Testing.
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Cost-Effectiveness of Different Delivery Approaches for HIV Self-Testing. (Poster)

Increasing knowledge of HIV status and demand for ART using community-based HIV self-testing: A cluster randomised trial in rural Malawi
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Increasing knowledge of HIV status and demand for ART using community-based HIV self-testing: A cluster randomised trial in rural Malawi (Presentation)

Informing HIV self-testing services in Malawi using discrete choice experiments.
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Informing HIV self-testing services in Malawi using discrete choice experiments. (Presentation)

Providing user support for HIV self-testing beyond instructions-for-use in Malawi. (Presentation)

Providing user support for HIV self-testing beyond instructions-for-use in Malawi.
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HIV self-testing services in Malawi using discrete choice experiments

How quickly does external quality assurance to prevent early infant misdiagnosis of HIV save costs in 4 African countries
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Progress towards the first 90: Innovative approaches, including self-testing (invited oral presentation)
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The costs of community-based HIV self-test (HIV-ST) kit distribution: Results from three (3) district sites in Zimbabwe
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The costs of community-based HIV self-test (HIV-ST) kit distribution: Results from three (3) district sites in Zimbabwe (Presentation)

User Costs for HIV Testing in Rural Malawi
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Informing targeted HIV self-testing service delivery in Malawi and Zambia – A multi-country discrete choice experiment (oral presentation)
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Informing targeted HIV self-testing service delivery in Malawi and Zambia – A multi-country discrete choice experiment (Poster)

“Not without us…”: views on the introduction of HIV self-testing among health care workers providing integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.
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Acceptability of woman-delivered HIV self-testing to the male partner: a qualitative study of antenatal clinic-linked participants in Blantyre, Malawi.
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Acceptability, feasibility, and preference for HIV self-testing in Zimbabwe.
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Acceptability, feasibility, and preference for HIV self-testing in Zimbabwe. (Poster)

Can ‘late-read’ of self-test devices be used as a quality assurance measure? Results of a pilot HIV self-test project in Zimbabwe.
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Community-based distribution of HIV self-test kits: results from a pilot of door-to-door distribution of HIV self-test kits in one rural Zimbabwean community.
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Community-based distribution of HIV self-test kits: results from a pilot of door-to-door distribution of HIV self-test kits in one rural Zimbabwean community. (Poster)

Systematic Review on HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) Performance And Accuracy Of Results
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Systematic Review on HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) Performance And Accuracy Of Results (Poster)

The influence of masculinity on HIVST community intervention: a qualitative evaluation of empirical evidence from Blantyre, Malawi.
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The influence of masculinity on HIVST community intervention: a qualitative evaluation of empirical evidence from Blantyre, Malawi. (Poster)

Understanding coercion in the context of semi-supervised HIV self-testing in urban Blantyre, Malawi.
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A baseline assessment of the policy and regulatory environment for HIV self-testing in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia
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A baseline assessment of the policy and regulatory environment for HIV self-testing in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia (Poster)

Introducing HIV self-testing to rural communities in Malawi: cognitive interviewing may alert implementers to the need for additional support beyond that provided by manufacturer’s instructions-for-use (IFU).
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Improving gender equity in HIV testing and care through gender-responsive HIV self-testing.
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