HIV SELF-TESTING : FREE TO KNOW YOUR STATUS

Ivory Coast

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Download the complementary brochure of the HIV self-test (in french) 

Demonstration video

Epidemiological context

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.

Country

Ivory Coast

HIV prevalence

2,8%

First 90

61%

Second 90

84%

Third 90

77%

Source : Programme National de Lutte contre le Sida

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.

How will HIV self-tests be distributed ?

Based on the expertise of the community-based organizations and public health centres involved in the ATLAS project, the self-tests will be distributed to key populations through the following channels:

  • Community-based distribution to MSM and SW
  • Consultation sites dedicated to key populations (MSM, SW and DU)
  • STI consultation and treatment sites
  • Sites for the care of PLWHA

More than 300,000 HIV self-tests will be distributed in the regions of :

  • Gbokle-Nawa-San Pedro (1)
  • Abidjan (2)
  • Sud-Comoé (3)

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.