The Southern African Clinicians Society have issued guidelines on HIV self-testing (HIVST). These guidelines serve as additional guidance for the National HIV Testing Services Policy 2016 with a specific focus on HIVST.
There is a global initiative to accelerate universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care. HIV testing remains the key point of entry in the continuum of care for any individual living with HIV. The HIV testing gap remains significant and HIVST has been recommended as an additional tool to complement traditional HIV-testing services (HTS) in order to reach key and under-tested populations like men, young people and people from key population groups.