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A trial investigating multiple potential interventions for increasing uptake of HIV testing and linkage into care for male partners of pregnant women attending antenatal clinic through HIV self-testing


Author
Choko et al.

Publication year
2017

Country

Type of approach
Facility-based

Type of assistance
n/a

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
General population: Women attending their first antenatal clinic and their partners

Study design
Trials

Sample size
1440

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
9.1 [8.4 - 9.9]

Methodology
36 clinic days will be randomised in blocks of different sizes to any of the six trial arms in stage 1 of the trial. All three clinic days available in one day will be pre-identified before the randomisation such that the arm recruiting at a particular clinic on particular day will be known within the randomisation sequence. Control arm: Women receive a letter addressed to their male partners. Intervention arms are as follows: (1) Women receive a letter and self-test kits to deliver to their male partners. (2) Women receive a letter and self-test kits to deliver to their male partners who will get an incentive of US$3 when they link into a male-friendly clinic and receive HIV care or HIV prevention services, (3) Women receive a letter and self-test kits to deliver to their male partners who will get an incentive of US$10 when they link into a male-friendly clinic and receive HIV care or HIV prevention services., (4) Women receive a letter and self-test kits to deliver to their male partners who will be entered into a lottery with a 10% chance of winning US$30 when they link into a male-friendly clinic and receive HIV care or HIV prevention services, (5) Women receive a letter and self-test kits to deliver to their male partners who will receive a phone call to remind them to test and link into a male-friendly clinic to receive HIV care or HIV prevention services, and (6) is the standard of care with clinic-based HIV testing. Primary outcome measure is the proportion of male partners who test for HIV and link into care or prevention within 28 days as determined by the male partner undergoing HIV testing and receiving HIV care or prevention.

Summary of findings
Forthcoming

Acceptability
n/a

Acceptability details
n/a

Willingness to pay
n/a

Willingness to pay details
n/a

Sensitivity
n/a

Specificity
n/a

Concordance
n/a

HIV positivity
n/a

Accuracy details
n/a

Social harm
n/a

Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
n/a

Source

Study status
Ongoing

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