Additional tools for using the HIV self-test

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Epidemiological context

Mali has an intermediate HIV prevalence rate (1.4%) in the general population. Bamako is reported to have the highest prevalence rate (1.7%), followed by Ségou (1.3%), Koulikoro (1.2%), Kayes (1.1%) and Sikasso (0.9%). The 2014-2015 IBBS data showed that HIV prevalence among MSM in Bamako was 13.7% and that 90.1% of HIV-infected men were unaware of their status. He also concluded that almost one-third had never been tested for HIV.



HIV prevalence 

1,2 %

First 90

43 %

Second 90

85 %

Third 90


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 (SW), including occasional sex workers, and their partners and clients
  • Partners of people living with HIV (PLWHA)
  • Patients with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 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
  • Sites for the care of PLWHA
  • STI consultation and treatment sites

Nearly 150,000 HIV self-tests will be distributed in the regions of :

  • Bamako (1)
  • Kayes (2)
  • Koulikoro (3)
  • Sikasso (4)
  • Ségou(5)


The project is implemented with

And also in collaboration with :

  • The Executive Secretariat of the High National Council for the Fight against AIDS, the Popular Pharmacy of Mali
  • And AKS, AMPRODE SAHEL, ARCAD-SIDA, DANAYA SO, Population Services International and SOUTOURA.