Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Malawi and Tanzania launch national "provided-initiated" HIV screening:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The government of Malawi is calling on the sexually-active of its population to test for HIV. The move is in response to an acknowledged lack of control of the disease and a need for better data to support prevention planning. Estimates put national prevalence at around 14% of the country's 12 million population; only 15% of the country's six million sexually-active population are thought to know their HIV status. The programme will also adopt guidance issued recently by the WHO on conducting "provider-initiated" voluntary testing, from which the patient has to actively opt out (see Clinica No 1259, p 9). Around 80% of people with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are unaware of being infected, the WHO estimates. Tanzania, too, has just launched a national HIV-testing programme based on this guidance, Clinica understands.

Advertisement

Topics

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT049178

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel