HIVST in West Africa: ATLAS Methodology and Results for Developing or Optimizing HIVST Supporting Tools

The ATLAS Project, supported and funded by Unitaid and implemented by Therapeutic Solidarity and Initiatives for Health (Solthis) in consortium with the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), aims to boost knowledge about HIV status among most-at-risk populations to reduce new infections and HIV mortality.

To support HIVST users in each country, the project developed these supporting tools to promote the correct use of HIVST kits, accurate interpretation of results, and linkage to care. These supporting tools include the following:

  • A result analysis report on testing
  • 2 technical and methodology documents for conducting recurring interviews and testing (including sampling, recruitment, data collection and analysis methods, questionnaires)
  • A summary sheet presenting the results of cognitive and recurring tests