HIV Self-Testing Africa Project – Research

STAR events

STAR Initiative All Partners Meeting

The STAR Initiative kick off meeting will take place from 9th to 11th October 2017 at the Crowne Plaza – Rosebank hotel in Johannesburg.


Past events from 2017

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UNITAID, PSI, WHO and LSHTM hosted a satellite session at IAS 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.


30 May to 2 June 2017: STAR Quantitative and Epidemiological Research Network workshop, Harare


13 – 15 May 2017: STAR Economics Network workshop, Lilongwe


29 – 30 March 2017: HIV Self-Testing Workshop, Nairobi

STAR hosted at the Boma Hotel an HIVST workshop, the purpose of which was to bring together key stakeholders, to catalyse and inform new programming and evidence-based implementation and scale-up as well as to disseminate the latest WHO HIVST guidance in Africa. The workshop focused on sharing the latest evidence and lessons learned on HIVST and skills building among key leaders from ministries of health, civil society, regulators and implementers who are working towards introducing and scaling-up HIVST.

The HIVST Workshop agenda can be downloaded by clicking here and presentations are available below:

Introduction (Dr Karin Hatzold)

Keynote address (Dr Nduku Kilonzo)

Panel 1 – Getting started at national level: Strategy, planning and oversight (Dr Rachel Baggaley; Dr Lot Nyirenda)

Panel 2 – Optimising accuracy of HIV self-tests (Mr Moses Kumwenda; Dr Euphemia Sibanda; Dr Alwyn Mwinga; Dr Elliot Cowan)

Panel 3 – HIVST distribution models, service delivery and linkage (Mr Richard Chilongosi; Ms Miriam Mutseta; Ms Mutinta Nalumbaba; Mr Mohammad Majam)

Panel 4 – Self-testing scale up and health systems: Integrating HIVST distribution into existing community health platforms and public sector HTS services (Mr Matt Greenall; Prof Kawango Agot; Dr Wanjiru Mukoma; Ms Sharmin Sharif)

Panel 5 – Moving HIVST from research to policy and practice: A policy maker’s perspective (Questions for policy makers)

Panel 6 – Research methods for scale-up (Dr Melissa Neuman; Dr Bernadette Henson; Dr Fern Terris-Prestholt)


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