Acceptability and uptake of home-based HIV self-testing in Lesotho
Zerbe et al.
Type of approach
Type of assistance
Vulnerable population: HIV-positive index participants
UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
22.7 [20.8 - 24.3]
Cross-sectional study. Participants were offered self-testing with an oral fluid-based kit and standard HIV counseling and testing. Participants were surveyed after performing the intervention.
Summary of findings
75% agreed to self-test and 14% were newly diagnosed as HIV-positive, for a 77% participation rate. Nearly all participants (98%) found the process easy, but 16% required extra instructions. 93% of participants trusted the results of the self-test kit.
A total of 88 household members were offered testing, and 59 (67%) accepted.
Willingness to pay
Willingness to pay details
Linkage to prevention, care and treatment