Given the drop in the number of people seeking HIV testing in recent years due to COVID-19, public health officials put new emphasis on self-testing (rapid and mail-in). The CDC Issue Brief: The Role of HIV Self-Testing in Ending the HIV Epidemic, outlines data and the efficacy of self-testing. Sections cover:
- The Benefits of HIV Self-Testing summarizes various studies on the uptake of self-testing and its efficacy.
- CDC’s Focus: Making HIV Self-Testing Simple, Accessible, and Routine outlines recent funding awards to expand self-testing and studies that are underway to examine its impact.
- The Path Forward summarizes ideas for agencies at various levels to maintain and expand self-testing.
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