HIV Self-Testing Africa Initiative – Research

Country policies & strategies

The current status of HIV self-testing (HIVST) policies in STAR countries is:

Lesotho: There is a policy allowing HIVST. As of January 2017, HIV self-testing has not been implemented outside of research.

Malawi:There is a policy allowing HIVST. As of January 2017, HIVST has not been implemented outside of research.

South Africa:There is a policy allowing HIVST. As of January 2017, it is legal for private pharmacies and other retailers to sell products for HIVST, however there are no products approved by the national regulatory authority.

Swaziland: A policy allowing HIVST  is currently under development. As of January 2017, Swaziland plans to launch implementation guidance on HIV self-testing in 2017.

Zambia: As of December 2016 there is a policy allowing HIVST.

Zimbabwe: As of 15th March 2017, Zimbabwe has included HIVST in their national strategic plan.

For information on HIVST studies related to these countries, see HIVST.org.

 

Follow the links below for HIV related strategic plans and policies from STAR Initiative countries.

Lesotho

Malawi

South Africa

Swaziland

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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