WHO Issues New Guidelines For Implementing HIV Self-Testing, Partner Notification Services

Agence France-Presse: Almost half of HIV infections worldwide undetected: WHO
“The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits. The U.N. health agency said that 40 percent of people with the virus that causes AIDS, or more than 14 million people worldwide, are unaware of their status, according to 2015 estimates…” (Larson, 11/29).

Deutsche Welle: HIV self-test kits may speed up diagnosis but they’re not for ‘the morning after’
“…A growing range of HIV self-test kits, however, are bringing renewed hope of achieving the 90-90-90 targets. Self-test kits could enable testing in remote areas or ‘non-formal’ settings. But it is a largely untested technology and, as a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published new guidelines for its implementation…” (11/29).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency issues new guidelines on HIV self-testing
“Ahead of World AIDS Day, marked annually on 1 December, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing, which aim to help millions of people know their HIV status and get treatment. … The new guidelines aim to help countries scale up implementation of HIV self-testing and assisted HIV partner notification services…” (11/29).

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