The following are key recent events relating to HIV self-testing:
The conference theme “Africa: Ending AIDS – delivering differently” will engage the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post SDG framework.
WHO and PSI will host a satellite session, “Translating HIV Self-Testing Innovation Into National Policy and Scale-Up”. This will take place on Thursday 7th December from 18:30 to 20:30. The purpose of this satellite will be to:
- Share a WHO update on normative guidance, policy adoption, technical and operational updates, and the HIV self-testing market landscape.
- Review the latest evidence on HIV self-testing, based on STAR project research and other research from Africa.
- Share experiences from implementation of HIV self-testing distribution models under the STAR evaluation.
- Share country case studies from Malawi, Senegal, Zambia and Zimbabwe on how HIV self-testing evidence has been translated into policy and national HIV programming.
The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.
Join more than 5,000 scientists, clinicians, public health experts, community leaders and people living with HIV to discuss the latest developments in HIV-related research at the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS and related issues.
UNITAID, PSI, WHO and LSHTM will host a satellite session to share key findings from phase 1 of the STAR project and plans for phase 2, on Sunday 23rd July from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
For a summary of all HIV self-testing sessions and presentations see the IAS HIV Self-Testing Roadmap produced by STAR.
The annual CROI brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.
ASLM2016 is the third biennial international conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine. The conference will aim to serve as a platform for the international laboratory medicine community to share best practices, acquire knowledge and debate innovative approaches for combating global health threats.