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From 8 November 2020 to 11 November 2020



Note: Due to the global Coronavirus epidemic context, the AFRAVIH conference is postponed from 8 to 11 November, online.

The 10th International Francophone Conference on HIV, Hepatitis and Sexual Health organised by AFRAVIH will be held online, from 8 to 11 November 2020. The conference once again brings together all the French-speaking actors involved in the fight against HIV and viral hepatitis.

The place of HIV and its comorbidities, including tuberculosis, and hepatitis, as well as their links with efficient health systems and global health approaches will be at the heart of our exchanges. The strategic and operational vision of AFRAVIH 2020 will be that of strengthened mobilization for fairer and more effective health policies (more info on

The Solthis teams will be present to present the results of our projects and participate in the numerous exchanges that will take place throughout the conference.


HIV self-testing

  • Participation in the Unitaid Symposium “Accelerating the response to HIV in West and Central Africa”, with the participation of CLémence Doumenc-Aïdara, Director of the ATLAS Project.
    • Sunday 8 November, 15:30 GMT+1
  • Conference on “Screening and diagnosis” moderated by Clémence Doumenc-Aïdara as part of the ATLAS Project, including a mini-lecture by Guillaume Breton, Scientific Director of Solths, on Self-tests in the South.
    • Monday 9 November, 10:30 GMT+1
  • 1 Symposium on “Introduction and Deployment of HIV Self-Testing in West Africa: Feedback from the ATLAS Project”.
    • Tuesday 10 November, 13:00 GMT+1
  • 3 posters from the ATLAS project for HIV self-testing in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal on
    • Is the manufacturer’s instructions for use sufficient in a multilingual and low-literacy context? The example of HIV self-testing in West Africa.
    • Taking into account the economic dimension in thinking about different modes of delivering HIV self-testing for index case screening: case study in Mali.
    • “When you finish providing HIV self-testing, you also need the results”. Peer educators’ concern about the provision of HIV self-testing, ATLAS project.


The viral load

  • 1 oral communication on “Viral load and failure”, including a mini-reading by Guillaume Breton, Scientific Director of Solthis, for the OPP-ERA project on access to and use of viral load: “Making HIV viral load accessible is not enough”.
    • Wednesday 11 November, 8.30 am GMT+1


HIV Care – Quality of Care

  • 2 posters from the Empower project “Empowerment of users for quality HIV care” in Sierra Leone:
    • Impact of Providing Mobile Phones for Communication between Health Workers and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Sierra Leone.
    • A Pragmatic Approach to Building Health Workers’ Capacity for Quality Care (PEC) in favor People Living with HIV (PLHIV): SOLTHIS Model in Sierra Leone

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