HIV Self-Testing Africa Project – Research


Here are some of the recent publications and abstracts by STAR collaborators, related to HIV self-testing:

Thiramurthy H, Masters SH, Mavedzenge SN, Maman S, Omanga E, Agot K. Women are successful in promoting HIV self-testing in Kenyan men. Lancet HIV. 2016 Jun: 3 (6)

Choko AT, Taegtmeyer M, MacPherson P, Cocker D, Khundi M, Thindwa D, Sambakunsi R, Kumwenda M, Chiumya K, Malema O, Makombe S, Webb E, Corbett EL. Initial Accuracy of HIV Rapid Test Kits Stored in Suboptimal Conditions and Validity of Delayed Reading of Oral Fluid Tests. PLOS One. June 23, 2016.

STAR team members Professor Elizabeth Corbett (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Cheryl C Johnson (World Health Organization) wrote a Lancet commentary on HIV self-testing to scale up couples and partner testing, with reference to Harsha Thirumurthy’s article: “Promoting male partner HIV testing and safer sexual decision making through secondary distribution of self-tests by HIV-negative female sex workers and women receiving antenatal and post-partum care in Kenya: a cohort study”.

The following abstracts by STAR collaborators were accepted for the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle:

Indravudh P, Kumwenda M, Dr Neuman M, Chisunkha B, Dr Hatzold H, Nkhoma C, Dr Kalua T, Johnson C, Dr Taegtmeyer M, Professor Corbett L. Providing user support for HIV self-testing beyond instructions-for-use in Malawi.

Indravudh P, d’Elbee M, Kumwenda M, Choko A, Sakala D, Dr Kalua T, Johnson C, Dr Hatzold H, Professor Corbett L, Dr Terris-Prestholt F. Informing HIV self-testing services in Malawi using Discrete Choice Experiments.

Cambiano V, Johnson C, Figueroa C, Revill P, Baggaley R, Corbett EL, Apollo T, Hatzold K, Cowan F, Phillips A. Cost-effectiveness of different delivery approaches for HIV self-testing.

The following abstracts by STAR collaborators were accepted for the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban:

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