Senegal: the country relies on HIV self-tests

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To screen as much as possible and avoid new infections, Senegal has relied on self-tests.

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By: Théa Ollivier

4 min

It is world AIDS day.

In Senegal, the HIV prevalence rate is 0.5% in the general population.

A fairly low rate… But the epidemic is concentrated around key populations, such as drug users.

Five percent of them are infected with HIV.

So to detect as much as possible and avoid new infections, the country has relied on self-tests, which can be done in all discretion for these marginalized people and their entourage.

  • Senegal

  • AIDS

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