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Over the past decade there has been increasing interest in self-testing and self-care choices. These can be empowering and increase access to and uptake of health services and benefit providers. Following WHO's recommendation on HIV self-testing in 2016, it is now widely available, and has been a key tool for enabling more people to learn their HIV status and access prevention and treatment services. During COVID-19, HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention, testing and treatment services have been affected globally and self-testing has been highlighted as critical tool that could address growing gaps. Building on HIVST experience, WHO is launching the first ever guideline on HCVST at IAS. This new recommendation complements existing WHO HCV testing guidelines. This satellite aims to explore the progress, benefits and cautions with regards to self-testing across HIV, HCV and STIs and discusses emerging approaches for COVID-19 screening and their potential role in the pandemic response.

5 min
Welcome and Introduction
Meg DOHERTY, World Health Organization, Switzerland
6 min
Self-care, testing gaps and COVID-19 disruptions
Cheryl JOHNSON, WHO, United States
8 min
HIV self-testing: How did we get to where we are today?
Elizabeth CORBETT, Malawi-Liverpool-Welcome Clinical Research Programme / LSHTM, Malawi
10 min
Recommendations and evidence on HCV self-testing
Muhammad Shahid JAMIL, World Health Organization, Switzerland
10 min
HCV self-testing in low- and middle-income countries: first evidence on feasibility, acceptability and current status of product pipeline
Elena Ivanova REIPOLD, FIND, Switzerland
8 min
Self-sampling for STIs and future rapid tests
Jeffrey KLAUSNER, University of Southern California, United States
8 min
Self-testing for COVID-19: lessons learned from the UK
Iain E. BUCHAN, Institute of Population Health, Chair of Public Health and Clinical Informatics Faculty of Health and Life Sciences University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
30 min
Panel discussion – future directions and opportunities for self-testing and self-care
Lenhle DUBE, MOH Eswatini, Eswatini
Mauro GUARINIERI, INPUD, Switzerland
Karin HATZOLD, Population Services International Zimbabwe, South Africa
Mohammed MAJAM, Ezintsha, Wits Health Consortium, South Africa
Meg DOHERTY, World Health Organization, Switzerland
5 min
Conclusion and wrap up