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3ie at #IAS2017

The 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) was held on 23-26 July in Paris. Nearly 8,000 researchers, advocates, policymakers, funders and community leaders from more than 140 countries participated in this massive event.


  1. 3ie’s contribution to HIV science was very well noticed at the IAS 2017 conference. Apart from presentations of results from 3ie-funded impact evaluations by the grantees, 3ie also hosted a satellite session with the presentation on results from 3ie-funded impact evaluations on HIV self-testing in Zambia, Uganda and Kenya.
  2. HIV self-testing (HIVST) has the potential to help achieve the 90 per cent targets established by UNAIDS. Although highly acceptable, questions remain about how best to implement it and promote linkage to care. With the recent WHO recommendation to offer HIV self-testing as an additional approach, results from pilot projects are contributing to a growing body of evidence on what works, for whom, why, how and at what cost.

    3ie funded pilot interventions on HIV self-testing and their rigorous impact evaluations in Uganda, Zambia and Kenya. 3ie grantees presented results from the evaluations of the effectiveness of these approaches at the IAS 2017 conference.

  3. 3ie grantee's oral abstract presentation on the 3ie-funded study A peer educator-delivered HIV self-testing intervention for female sex workers in Zambian border towns was featured in the week in review highlights put together by the conference organizers and shared with 6,000 delegates
  4. Results from 3ie-funded studies were picked up by both local and global news agencies. 3ie's sessions were specifically mentioned in the IAS2017 newsletter.
  5. There were also in-country dissemination events that took place the week before the IAS. Our grantees in Uganda were interviewed on local TV outlets and were also featured in newspapers.