Designing an HIV self-testing service for young people in Zambia

September 2020

We are working with a team from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia to develop a new service that aims to help young people in Zambia access safe HIV self-testing kits through small mobile vending machines with the aim of reducing the number of youngsters who have HIV without knowing their status.

As the project has been running during the Covid-19 pandemic we have developed a range of techniques to support remote co-creation workshops. This included ‘zoom’ links to watch workshops in Zambia and the use of Whatsapp group messaging to share designs and gather feedback from youngsters and professionals without needing to print material.

The project includes the design of the service name and branding together with the design of the vending machine interface, marketing material and instructions.

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