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INTEGRATE has developed tools and methods to support the expansion of the new and innovative testing HIV self-testing and explored potential for expanding access to self-testing in high priority countries across Europe. Two pilot interventions were made in Lithuania and Italy where HIV self-tests are on sale in pharmacies to map availability and accessibility. Here are some background information and ideas to improve access to self-testing in your country:

  • Read the INTEGRATE mapping of about HIV self-testing and self-sampling in Europe [ report being updated]
  • See how surveys and focus groups can help map barriers for potential users [Lithuania Country cases]
  • Read about how a ‘mystery shopper’ methodology can map availability and information in pharmacies [Italy country case]
  • See how you can study the actual use of the HIV self-testing kits in potential users [Italy case]
  • You can also read about the Italian and Lithuanian pilot projects in posters and articles [Publications, posters]