Edona Deva, healthcare specialist, program manager MSHCM HIV GF, CDF – Community Development Fund
Sources of information
- World Self Testing Status (WHO): https://www.who.int/hiv/topics/self-testing/HIVST-policy_map-jul2019-a.png?ua=1
- STAR Initiative Report https://unitaid.org/assets/STAR-Initiative-Report-Knowing-your-status%E2%80%93then-and-now.pdf
Situation with HIVST in the country
Are HIV self-testing kits registered in the country?
What type of tests?
Blood (express tests)
Sales to the country
How many HIV self-testing kits are conducted per year?
Does the protocol for HIV testing include HIV self-testing?
Yes, but not available
Algorithm of actions after receiving HIV + self-test result
Self-tests aren’t available. Express tests available only in NGO.
Whether HIV self-testing kits are sold in a pharmacy?
Whether HIV self-testing kits are sold online?
Projects in the country (last 3 years)
Country studies (last 3 years)
Information and media campaigns to promote HIV self-testing (last 3 years)
Project Plans / Campaigns / HIV self-testing studies 2021 and beyond
New strategic plan for HIV will be developed in 2021