WHO guidelines on HIV self-testing and partner notification (2017)

WHO press statement

On 29 November 2016, WHO has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis.

According to a new WHO progress report, lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to implementing the recommendation that everyone with HIV should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART).

The report reveals that more than 18 million people with HIV are currently taking ART, and a similar number is still unable to access treatment, the majority of which are unaware of their HIV positive status.

Links to the guidelines and related resources are below.

Progress report 2016: Prevent HIV, test and treat all – WHO support for country impact

Guidelines on HIV self-testing and partner notification

Policy brief HIV self testing (PDF)

Policy Brief partner notification (PDF)

WHO Video: HIV self-testing – Questions and Answers


WHO press statement. WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day. (29 November 2016).

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