s.a.m health was developed as part of an innovation project by ViiV Healthcare and the german AIDS organisation together with existing and previously unreached users and of STI testing services.
The combination of user-friendly online ordering and medically trained local support is unique in Germany to date and enables people of legal age to take charge of their sexual health and at the same time relieves the burden on public health facilities and doctors' offices.
Together with Münchner Aidshilfe and Labor Lademannbogen, the pilot of s.a.m health (then still S.A.M Mein Heimtest) was successfully launched in Bavaria in 2018 as the first service for home testing for HIV & STI with laboratory analysis, and the project was subsequently expanded to other nine federal states.
Coordinated by Deutsche Aidshilfe, the regional coverage of counseling services through partner checkpoints for s.a.m health is being continuously expanded. This provides s.a.m health with valuable access to regular HIV and STI testing, especially in rural areas.
The German AIDS Federation (DAH) is the umbrella organization of around 120 organizations and institutions in Germany. It represents the interests of people with HIV/AIDS in the public sphere and vis-à-vis politics, science and medical research. Its most important tasks also include education about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
For s.a.m health, the German AIDS Federation coordinates the partner checkpoints as well as shipping and ensures the quality of counseling and care services related to sexual health and HIV and STI testing.
ViiV Healthcare is the only 100% HIV-focused global pharmaceutical company driving scientific progress in the treatment, prevention and cure of HIV. ViiV's goal is to engage more intensively in all areas of life and health affected by HIV/AIDS and to develop solutions to multiple challenges than any other company has ever done.
s.a.m health was developed as part of an innovation project by ViiV Healthcare and Deutsche Aidshilfe together with users and previously unreached target groups of HIV and STI testing services in order to offer a widely available, low-threshold testing service for people in Germany.
The Lademannbogen Laboratory works for the health of people and examines patient samples using state-of-the-art analytical methods. To ensure the best possible laboratory medicine for every patient, it has built up one of the largest ranges of analytical services in northern Germany. With over 250 employees, it offers a comprehensive and individual laboratory service.