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Community-based distribution of oral HIV self-testing kits


Author
Ayles et al.

Publication year
2016

Country

Type of approach
Community-based

Type of assistance
Directly assisted

Specimen
Oral-fluid

Study population
Mixed: General population and young people

Study design
Trials

Sample size
12500

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
12.9 [12.3 - 13.4]

Methodology
Pilot intervention and rapid impact evaluation will estimate impact of community-based distribution of HIVST kits on the uptake of HIV testing services (HTS) among the general adolescent and adult population in Zambia within four communities in Ndola, Kabwe and Kitwe districts in the ongoing HPTN071 (PopART) trial. This study involved community health-care workers trained in promoting and offering door-to-door HIV-testing, counseling, and linkage to HIV treatment and care for individuals living with HIV, and to HIV prevention services, including voluntary medical male circumcision, for HIV-negative individuals. The impact of including an option for HIVST when delivering home-based HIV testing on uptake of HTS and linkage to care, treatment or prevention services will be evaluated through a cluster randomised trial design. Sixty-six zones within the four communities will be randomised to intervention or control arm.

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


Study status
Ongoing

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