Now in its final stage, the ATLAS project is continuing its capitalization process. The objective is to document the good practices but also the challenges of the implementation of the project in order to promote and facilitate the development of new HIV self-testing initiatives (HIVSTD).
In a context of increasing integration of HIV testing into testing strategies in West and Central Africa, particularly in the context of the implementation of the 2021-2023 Global Fund grants, the availability of contextualized knowledge on this innovation is essential to ensure its successful implementation.
As the main experience in deploying ADVIH in West Africa, the ATLAS project has therefore decided to share its experiences, particularly in terms of cultural and epidemiological contexts, but also in terms of the specificities of ATLAS in terms of delivery channels and target populations.
The first two capitalization sheets are devoted to the integration of ADVIH into national systems on the one hand, and the creation of user demand on the other.
The first documents the approach used by ATLAS to ensure the integration of HIV testing and to raise awareness among HIV stakeholders of the challenges associated with integrating HIV testing as a complementary testing strategy. The second contributes to improving practices in terms of promoting and raising awareness about HIV testing and identifies the challenges and good practices for creating a sustainable demand for self-testing among the hardest-to-reach populations.
These capitalization sheets are available in free access on our website.