MenStar is a coalition of partners who are committed to addressing the unique needs of men in the HIV epidemic and expand the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infections in men, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Founded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Unitaid, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences, the Coalition has achieved amazing progress since its inception in 2018.

Man from Sub-Saharan Africa takes an oral HIV self-test to find out his HIV status.

The MenStar coalition has helped over 3 million men to start HIV treatment.

Multiple approaches have been deployed to reach MenStar’s goals: data analytics and human-centered design to better adapt services to men; nuanced demand creation; targeted marketing; and service innovations.

The partnership also ensures essential HIV commodities and services are available to meet increased consumer demand.

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