Kenya has made significant strides in reducing new HIV infections. The recent efforts are geared towards the identification of the positives and linking them to treatment immediately, as well as ensuring those on treatment are achieving viral suppression in line with the UNAIDS call for 95-95-95.
The project is leveraging the private sector distribution chain to ensure the kits are available for the targeted audiences. HIV self-testing has the potential to contribute to universal knowledge of HIV status as it offers people who are currently not reached by existing HIV testing services an opportunity to test themselves discreetly and conveniently.
The project has also sponsored digital campaigns on social media that run under the slogan Confirm Unajijua, a Swahili word that translates to “ensure that you know your HIV status.”