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Increased uptake of HIV testing is crucial to reaching the 90-90-90 goal. HIV Self-testing (HIVST) could play an important role in increasing uptake and frequency of testing, while ensuring linkage into care. The UNITAID/PSI HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Project is generating multi-country public health evidence to inform WHO normative guidance, support development of national policy, inform market size estimation and future scale up of HIVST in Africa. This satellite will present preliminary results from pilot community based distribution and test kit distribution among key populations under STAR. An update on market development for HIVST in sub-Saharan Africa will also be shared. These presentations will be followed by rich discussions with civil society, donors and the UN agencies on their perspectives and commitment to HIVST scale up in Africa.

18:30
WESA1601
Video Presentation on HIV Self-Testing in Malawi
Robert Matiru, UNITAID, Switzerland
18:35
WESA1602
The Potential for Community-Based HIVST: Results from STAR Implementation in Malawi and Zimbabwe
Karin Hatzold, Population Services International, Zimbabwe
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18:45
WESA1603
Designing Safe, Acceptable and Appropriate HIVST Interventions for Female Sex Workers
Frances Cowan, University College London, United Kingdom
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18:55
WESA1604
The Evolving Market for HIV Self-Testing
Petra Stankard, Population Services International, United States
19:05
WESA1605
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19:20
WESA1606
Building a Supportive Policy Environment for HIV Self-Testing
Yogan Pillay, National Department of Health, South Africa
19:30
WESA1607
Civil Society Perspectives on HIVST in Africa: A Panel Discussion
19:50
WESA1608
Donors and UN Agency Perspectives on HIVST: A Panel Discussion
20:10
WESA1609
Discussion