Additional tools for using the HIV self-test
Côte d’Ivoire, according to available data, remains one of the most affected countries in West Africa, with a national prevalence of 2.8% in 2018 but with steady progress (3.7% in 2011-2012). HIV prevalence is high and slightly increasing among MSM (12.33%), FSW (12.2%) and DU (5.3%). The regions of Gbokle-Nawa-San Pedro, Abidjan and South Comoé have prevalence rates above the national average. The Gbokle-Nawa-San Pedro region has the highest number of new HIV cases per year, where prevalence is estimated at 4.3% and only 19% of PLWHA know their status. The city of Abidjan has a prevalence of 5.1%, but with better access to HIV testing.
Source : AIDSInfo, Unaids, 2019
Who is the project for ?
- Key hard-to-reach populations and their partners :
- men who have sex with men (MSM),
- sex workers (SWs), including casual sex workers, and their customers,
- drug users.
- Partners of people living with HIV (PLWHA).
- Patients with sexually transmitted infections (STI) and their partners.
The project is implemented with Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene
And also in collaboration with :
- The National AIDS Control Programme, the New Public Health Pharmacy of Côte d’Ivoire
- And Espace Confiance, the Ariel Glaser Foundation, Heartland Alliance International, Ruban Rouge, as well as Aprosam, Blety, Eloé and Orasur.