HIV self-testing: breaking the barriers to uptake of testing among men and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, experiences from STAR demonstration projects in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Social, structural and systems barriers inhibit uptake of HIV testing. HIV self-testing (HIVST) has shown promising uptake by otherwise underserved priority groups including men, young people and first-time testers. Here, we use characteristics of HIVST kit recipients to investigate delivery to these priority groups during HIVST scale-up in three African countries.
AUTHORS: Karin Hatzold, Stephano Gudukeya, Miriam N Mutseta, Richard Chilongosi, Mutinta Nalubamba, Chiwawa Nkhoma, Hambweka Munkombwe, Malvern Munjoma, Phillip Mkandawire, Varaidzo Mabhunu, Gina Smith, Ngonidzashe Madidi, Hussein Ahmed, Taurai Kambeu, Petra Stankard, Cheryl C Johnson and Elizabeth L Corbett

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