A unique new study shows that self-testing with the HIVSmart! program can successfully link users to antiretroviral treatment and preventative care

Montreal, September 2, 2021 – In the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, affecting an estimated 40 million people. But as COVID-19 disrupts healthcare systems, digital health initiatives are stepping in to fill the gap, offering the possibility to increase access to effective HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, – App-based HIV self-testing program leads to rapid detection of new infections and efficient connection to care