Self-Testing: A Strategy to Improve Access to HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STI Testing
The fourth and final webinar in the series Self-Testing Strategies for HIV Testing and PrEP Access was held on April 6, 2021. This webinar highlighted a toolkit NASTAD, in collaboration with the Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL), has developed to support health departments implementing self-testing strategies. The webinar featured policy and technologic aspects and operational issues that health departments should consider in evaluating self-testing strategies in the context of their prevention and linkage programs.
The webinar additionally included an overview of the toolkit as well as examples of how different jurisdictions have implemented self-testing strategies to advance public health priorities, such as implementation of PrEP, integration of services, addressing health equity, and addressing gaps in services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previous webinars in the series can be accessed on NASTAD’s EHE Microsite.