HIV testing and self-testing posters and presentations at CROI 2017
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017), Seattle, USA - February 2017
Informing HIV self-testing services in Malawi using discrete choice experiments
Background: HIV self-testing (HIVST) is an inherently flexible testing method that has potential to reach underserved populations and respond to variation in user preferences. We used discrete choice experiments (DCEs) to determine strength of user preferences for HIVST delivery and linkage to care.
CROI 2017, abstract 895, 2017.
Providing user support for HIV self-testing beyond instructions-for-use in Malawi
Background: With imminent scale-up of HIV self-testing (HIVST), there is an increasing emphasis on the forms of direct or indirect assistance manufacturers and providers can offer to optimise accuracy of self-testing among low-literacy or rural populations.
CROI 2017, abstract 896, 2017.
Cost-effectiveness of different delivery approaches for HIV self-testing
Background: HIV self-testing (HIVST) is highly acceptable and able to reach people at high HIV risk
who might not otherwise test. This study assesses the population level impact and
cost-effectiveness of introducing HIVST in Zimbabwe – ~85% of people living with HIV
are estimated to know their HIV status based on calibration of the model to several
indirect sources – considering different delivery models and target populations.
CROI 2017, abstract 1030, 2017.
The cost of not re-testing: HIV misdiagnosis in the art ‘test-and-offer’ era
Background: WHO recommends re-testing to verify the diagnosis of all persons diagnosed HIV-positive before
they initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART). This policy is currently not well implemented, particularly in
low- and middle-income country settings.
CROI 2017: Poster #1031